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Anishinabek First Nations sign historic agreement with feds to self-govern – CTV News

April 14, 2022

Five communities within the Anishinabek Nation in Ontario have signed a historic agreement with the federal government that will move them into self-governance.

Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation Reg Niganobe told CTV’s Your Morning it is the first self-government agreement of its kind in Ontario and marks an important step away from the Indian Act towards reconciliation.

“It’s incredibly important. It’s a movement towards some more independence, a little bit more self government,” Niganobe said Thursday. “[We’re] finally in control of what happens on the First Nations and it’s an exciting time.”

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