Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

Sports and Recreation

Odaminoang Circle

Odaminoang translates to “playing” in Anishinaabemowin.  The Odaminoang Circle is one of the 7 Circles, within the Executive Bundle of the First Nations in Treaty 2 Government. There are the four bundles within the Odaminoang Circle, and they are Sports, Recreation, Arts, Leisure and Land Based activity in the Treaty 2 Territory.

Onankonehkawin (Law): The Odaminoang Onankonehkawin is based on the 4 areas that are considered “playing”. The Peacemaking Onankonehkawin includes the Seven Circles of Peacemaking including Peacekeeping. The Odaminoang Onankonehkawin was created and sponsored by Youth Council on June 29 2022, and is awaiting to be passed through Grand Council 23/24 August 2022 in Kakakwekejeong.

Governing Council: is comprised of the Ogemas and a Chairperson from each of the Ogemaakwek, Knowledge, Ininiiug, Ikwewak and Oshkiniiug Councils, meets regularly to provide direction to draft laws through sovereign government and resolutions to be presented to the Grand Council and implemented therefor after.

Oshkiniiug (Youth) Council: The Youth Council makes recommendations to the Odaminoang Circle regarding sports, recreation, arts, leisure and land-based activities, and territorial games.  The Governing Council shall establish authorities and responsibilities of the Youth Council, in accordance with traditional principles of Anishinaabe customary law, and upon advice from the Grand Council.

The Four Bundles of the Odaminoang Circle:   

  • Sports – support for all sports in T2T
  • Recreation – support for all recreation in T2T
  • Arts – support for all arts in T2T
  • Leisure and Land Based – support for all leisure and land based activity in T2T

All four bundles of the Odaminoang Circle are accessible to all T2T Citizens, regardless of any barrier (ex: age, ability, sexual orientation, etc).

Grand Council – 23/24 August 2022 Kakakwekejeong

The Odaminoang Circle is part of the Executive Bundle and oversees the administration and interpretation of the Odaminoang Onankonehkawinan.  A resolution has come forward by the Youth Council to review, discuss and pass the Odaminoang Onankonehkawinan at this year’s Grand Council is ready for 23/24 August 2022 at the Community Complex at Kakakwekejeong.

Documentation to Review and reference:

Inakonegawin Process and Onakonehkewinans within FNT2T – Click Here

The Treaty 2 Territory Youth Summer Games will be held on 9/10 August, 2022 at Eagle’s Island in Kakakwekejeong.

The Summer Games are open to grade 7-12 students, who are from one of the 12 Treaty 2 Nations, living on or off nation.   They are also open to students who attend school in one of the 12 nations, even if they aren’t a member of the nation.  The nations are as follows with the Youth Council member;

  • Animozeebeeng (Lake Manitoba) – Geoff Edwards
  • Kithikatchiwan (Dauphin River) – Dyson Thompson
  • Kakakwekejeong (Ebb and Flow) – Tyrone Desjarlais
  • Keeseekoowenin – Cadena Brazeau
  • Obushkudayang (Lake St Martin) – Kyle Menard
  • O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi (Crane River) – Evan Lacquette
  • Pinaymootang (Fairford) – Kristian Stagg
  • Skownan – Ruth Nepinak
  • Gaagiishkikamigaak (Little Saskatchewan) – Vacant
  • Minegoziibe Anishinaabe (Pine Creek) – Harley Chartrand
  • Gamblers – Jaylee Smith
  • Tootinoaziibiing (Valley River) – Erich Shingoose

The Youth Council members can direct you to the local contact.

The 6 official sports, 1 Demonstration sport:

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Slo-pitch
  • Golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Cross Country Running
  • Lacrosse – Demonstration Sport

The demonstration sport will feature a workshop introducing our original game followed by a scrimmage.

If you have any questions regarding the games, please send an email to:

Greetings all its that time again the Grand Council is ready for 23/24 August 2022 at the Community Complex at Kakakwekejeong.

27 July 2022

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