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Niigaan gdizhaami – moving forward together in education

News Highlights produced by the Union of Ontario Indians - Anishinabek Nation

moving forward together in education

Over 100 participants, including School Board representatives, First Nation Chiefs, education directors, and Kinoomaadziwin Education Board members attended the Niigaan gdizhaami ‘We are Moving Forward Together’ Forum on February 14-15, in Toronto, to discuss the Anishinabek Education System and the proposed implementation of April 1, 2018.

CLICK HERE to read the Anishinabek News.ca


Anishinabek Nation Governance December 2016

Under the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement, our communities will have the power to pass our own governance related-laws, including our own election laws. Laws that help us to ensure our languages survive and that we preserve our unique culture. Laws that set out the rights and responsibilities associated with being a citizen of a member First Nation community and laws that set out how our monies will be managed.

Special Chiefs Assembly Chippewas

Photo by Marci Becking

However, more work needs to take place to get us ready for self-government and ready for a ratification vote on an Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement. On the communications front, we must build on what practices worked best during the ratification of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement; what were the best ways to reach out to our people, both on and off-reserve? Was it distributing information door-to-door in some communities? Posting information on First Nation and the Anishinabek Nation websites?

CLICK HERE to read the full bulletin on the recent update on Governance.


Anishinabek advance the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement

NEWS RELEASE December 3, 2016 - Anishinabek advance the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) December 3, 2016 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that he is proud of the Anishinabek Nation citizens who voted and said yes to move the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement with Canada forward.

“Niigaan gdizhaami – We are moving forward,” says Grand Council Chief Madahbee. “I can't help but think about the students! The people who made this happen have really done something so important for them. What we did was historical”

The Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement is the largest self-government agreement in Canada.

CLICK HERE to read the full News Release from UOI.


You have viewed our design concept and we have listened to your input!

Chi-Meegwetch to everyone that has provided us feedback throughout this project.

We are encouraged by your views and feedback. We are listening to you and the more we hear from you the better our project will be. WFN assures you these comments will help the consultants complete the feasibility and subsequent business plan. From Muskoka chairs, to the site conditions and everything in between, every single comment is important to the project! We will do our best to answer your questions as the process unfolds, so please keep the dialogue going.

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Education Ratification Vote!

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF WAHNAPITAE FIRST NATIONeducation vote2016- Anishinabek Nation citizens are urged to attend the information sessions held in First Nations/Regional Centres across Ontario

A vote will be held on November 28 to December 2, 2016 to ratify the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement between Wahnapitae First Nation and Canada.

The Ballot question is: Do you approve the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and the First Nation Constitution?

You are eligible to vote if you are 18 years of age or older by the end of the Voting Period and your name appears on the band list or you are entitled to have your name appear on the band list. You will be required to produce identification in order to vote.