Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

Internal and External Relations

Treaty 2 Territory – Internal and External Relations means FNT2T assisting Local Nations with restoring their internal and external communications in a contemporary and diverse manner.

The Anishinaabek had mechanisms that managed internal and external communications that recognized the importance of inclusion, this was interrupted and replaced by the Indian Act band council system. FNT2T is implementing a traditional way of governance which includes internal and external communications.

Objectives of Internal and External Relations:
• Ancestral Law Development
• Engagement with Local Nations, FNT2T and other governments
• Traditional Knowledge
• Education and awareness
• Restore ancestral systems
• Communications
• Bridging of diverse views
• Protection of communication including intellectual property

FNT2T Internal and External Relations Circle has an overall strategic plan which is:

  • educational programs, activities and materials about our Inherent Rights and relationships;
  • informing parliamentary and legislative colonial processes regarding Local Nations’ and FNT2T’s views on proposed legislation;
  • liaison between Circles;
  • communications link between the Local Nations and FNT2T;
  • work with Regional Offices; and
  • awareness and presentations on the history of Treaty 2 and FNT2T to towns, rural municipalities and schools within the territory.

The Local Nations and FNT2T who are the Inherent Rights holders require capacity to effectively restore and maintain healthy internal and external relations that supports FNT2T’s objectives.

Governing Council Niigaanii Chief Norman Bone, Keeseekoowenin Anishinaabe Nation


Scott Lynxleg, Keeper Internal / External  – 204.638.3797


Marlene Davis, Communications Keeper – 204.638.3797


Ray Mousseau, Governance Keeper – 204.638.3797

Last updated – 1 May 2021

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