History-making’ governance agreement will give decision-making power to First Nations: Anishinabek Nation – Sudbury.com

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202082 Views

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SAULT STE. MARIE — Anishinabek Grand Council Chief Glen Hare says the Anishinabek Nation – a political secretariat representing more than 60,000 people across 40 First Nations – has made a “giant step” in the implementation of the proposed Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement (ANGA), a document that’s been 25 years in the making.

That agreement, if successfully ratified, would remove First Nations from provisions of the Indian Act that deal with leadership selection, citizenship, language and culture, and operations and management of government.

Citizens of the Anishinabek Nation will vote on the proposed agreement Feb. 1-29.

“It’s a huge step, it’s history-making,” Hare told SooToday during the Anishinabek Nation Governance Summit in Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday. “It’s going to give the authority, the autonomy to the leadership of our communities to see to what happens in our community will come from their leadership.”

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