OUR TRUTHS AND APPROACH

We, the Anishinaabek of Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan, possess the Inherent Rights and Authority, to govern ourselves, on the land bestowed onto us, by the Creator.

Our territory includes other Anishinaabe, Cree and Dakota whose reserves are within the boundaries of our territory, will be eligible to be part of the collective.

It is upon this foundation, that we place our Governance Structure, and is the basis of our Authority, our Jurisdiction, and our Onankonehkawin.

Our Onankonehkawin is the basis, of implementing of our inherent rights, which extends, to all members of the Anishinaabek regardless of their Residency.

The extent of our Territory is, rooted in the sacred gifts from our Creator, our Elders’ teachings, our knowledge, our inherent rights, and our Birthright.

Our inherent right to self-determination includes, but not limited to:

The right to govern ourselves and to determine our own destiny; including, the right to develop and amend our Onankonehkawin, our Onankonehkawin and governance procedures, based upon the decisions of our Anishinaabe;

The right to establish and maintain our own forms of governance, to provide
for the health and prosperity of Anishinaabek. Official language within
all Anishinaabe Nations is the Anishinaabe language.