Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement
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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:
ANGA Plain Language Version
Fiscal Agreement Plain Language Version
NSTC Legal Review of ANGA
If you have specific questions or wish to receive a copy of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement, please contact the Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians) by calling Toll-Free at 1-833-297-9850 or email@example.com.