Biindigen! Welcome to Mississauga First Nation!
Chief and Council Updates
Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement
Indian Day Schools & Sixties Scoop
ATTENTION: members residing in North Bay, Parry Sound, Sudbury, and Sault Ste. Marie areas
ANISHINABEK NATION GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
What is the Governance Agreement?
The Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement (“ANGA”) is an agreement between the Anishinabek Nation, on behalf of member First Nations, and Canada that recognizes the power of the First Nations who ratify the ANGA to pass their own election laws, citizenship laws, language and culture laws and financial administration type laws.
Why a self-government agreement?
A self-government agreement provides the formal recognition by Canada of our inherent right to pass these types of laws otherwise, our alternative is to fight it out in court for the recognition of these types of laws. That kind of recognition is time consuming and expensive and there is no guarantee that courts will rule in our favour on these matters. The self-government agreement also provides more funding needed to exercise these law making powers.
What kinds of laws are recognized under the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement?
The Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement covers four areas:
For more information please visit:
Governance Regional Communications Coodinator - Lake Huron Region
Phone: (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200
Fax: (705) 497-9135
INDIAN DAY SCHOOLS CLAIM & SIXTIES SCOOP CLASS ACTION UPDATE