Grand Council and Treaty Gathering at Clear Lake 61A Reserve Advances Return to Self-Government

A historic gathering of the leaders and people of the Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan Grand Council and of the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory was held at the Keeseekoowenin – Clear Lake Reserve 61A in Treaty 2 Territory at Riding Mountain on August 28, 29, 2018. There were 158 registered participants. more

Developing A Treaty 2 Territory Education Strategy

The First Nations of Treaty No.2 made an agreement with the Queen of Britain and Ireland to provide a “school house” on the reserve. This Treaty set out the relationship between the First Nations and the Crown in terms of education. However, the relationship as we recognize it today, turned out to be inequitable in comparison with mainstream Canada and detrimental for the First Nations people. Education under the guise of Canada was and continues to be used as a vehicle to assimilate the First Nations people. more

Pinaymootang Will Host First Ever Winter Games for First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory

Chiefs of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory announced at their annual Grand Council and Treaty Gathering at Clear Lake Reserve 61A that Treaty 2 Territory Winter Games2020 will be held at Pinaymootang, The announcement came on August 28, the second day of the Grand Council. When Pinaymootang First Nation Chief Garnet Woodhouse announced that his community is proud to host the games. more

Women’s Council Report

The Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan Treaty 2 (AA_T2) Women’s Council was initiated by the leadership of the First Nations as a vital sector for establishing a collective governance model for the Treaty 2 Territory. A Terms of Reference (ToR) was drafted in preparation of establishing the Women’s Council. Each Treaty 2 First Nation carries the responsibility to appoint or select their representative to participate in the Women’s Council. As the Women’s Council is fairly new to the developmental process of the AA_T2 there are a number of vacant seats that have yet to be filled. more