The Rise Of The Anishinabek Nation: Self-Government For The Status Quo? – Yellowhead Institute

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2020116 Views

IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, Anishinaabeg (at least those in the province of Ontario) will vote on the Anishinaabek Nation Governance Agreement (ANGA).

The Agreement has been under negotiation for over twenty years, with a tremendous amount of support and hope invested from Anishinaabe communities.

In fact, the self-government provisions are limited to what already exists in federal policy and the resources to implement self-government are few. This paired with the Anishinaabek Nation’s poor communication on the Agreement means that there are reasons to be skeptical.

Old Self-Government Policies
Regarding self-government, there is nothing on offer in the ANGA that can’t be obtained through existing federal policy. In fact, most of the “powers” Anishinaabeg are being granted have existed for many years.

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