Anishinaabek Council

The role of the Council as mandated by the Grand Council is to implement Life Long Learning and Health and Wellness within the Treaty 2 territory.

EDUCATION
The Councilwill work on all matters relating to Education in Treaty 2, based on the principles of Mino-Bimaadiziwin, that education is a life-long process, designed to teach how to live life in a good way as Anishinaabe.  Education in this context includes but is not limited to Pre-school, K-12, Post-Secondary, Adult Education, Language Education, Land-based and Cultural-based education, and the Treaty No.2 school system as authorized by the Treaty No.2 Education Act.

The Council duties and responsibilities for Education include ensuring that all matters relating to Education be guided by the principles of the Seven Anishinaabe Teachings, and Anishinaabe Mino Bimaadiziwin, and their related concepts. To commission expert studies, review reports, make recommendations, draft laws, and regulations pertaining to education.

Oversee and direct senior officials in discussion and negotiations on the behalf of the Education Council with various levels of government, and education service providers.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
A good healthy life style is the bases of a strong Anishinaabe Nation.  In order to protect the Nation and territory, we must live a healthy life and restore our traditions and cultural ways prior to the settlers invading our territory.

Today’s approach is both traditional and modern with the western medicines before us.  Our Traditional healers are involved with our steps forward and the key to survival for many of our communities within the nation.

Time will be focused on bringing back the traditions and giving balance to our well needed strategy with Health and our Medicine Bundle.

Each Anishinaabe member Nation appoints one individual to the Council.


  • Ebb & Flow: Brenda Baptiste
  • Dauphin River: Leonard Sumner
  • Keeseekoowenin: Barry Bone (CHAIR)
  • Lake Manitoba: Florence Mclean
  • Lake St. Martin: Chris Traverse
  • Little Saskatchewan: Darrel Shorting
  • O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi: Tommy Hunter
  • Pinaymootang: Ted Woodhouse
  • Skownan: Dennis Catcheway
  • Tootinaowaziibeeng: Caroline Mckay-Mintuck

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