Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

Internal and External Relations

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

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.


Allen Sutherland, Operations Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1006

Regional Offices:

Darlene Woodhouse, Regional Office Pinaymootang – 204.638.3797 Ext 1010

Scott Lynxleg, Regional Office Dauphin – 204.638.3797 Ext 1009

Last updated – 24 June 2020

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