Who We Are
First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T)
The First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) is a geographically based government that has been established to rebuild and reconstitute the collective Local Nations under an Inherent Nation-based and Treaty-based within the Treaty 2 territory that geographically also include Treaty No. 1, 4 and 5. We are a First Level Government in the territory with our Local Nations leading the way.
The work to establish the collective Nation began in the late 1990’s and through the dedication of numerous leaders and coordinated efforts. Through these combined efforts, Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan – Treaty 2 (AA-T2) was established in 1998. Most recent and in its early stage the First Nations of Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) Government was formed 12 June 2018. The original AA-T2 consists of the Chippewa and Cree of the nine (9) First Nations that made Treaty No. 2 on 21 August1871 with the Crown representatives of England and Ireland.
The Local Nations within the Treaty 2 territory have carried out collective development and unity building. They recognize that the Treaty 2 territory have a diverse history and includes First Nations that are not specifically signatory to the Treaty 2 specifically. With this recognition, the AA-T2 First Nations chose to open the opportunity to other First Nations within the Treaty 2 Territory to join and rebuild the collective Nation together. The FNiT2T was birthed and today, now has 11 First Nations and is engaging in more talks with other First Nations interested in joining.
First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) has begun the process of rebuilding the Treaty 2 territory Nation and in the process of reclamation for its Rights and responsibilities as it should have been exercised when the Treaty was agreed to with the Crown, now represented by Canada and further extended to the provinces. Initiation for the transformation process with the Treaty 2 Territory is steadily gaining roots across the territory and within the First Nations; the work is progressing and movement toward self-determination is advancing.