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New agreement lets 5 Ontario First Nations make their own decisions – CBC

Jun 28, 2022

Five Ontario First Nations have taken a new step toward self-governance.

The Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Act received royal assent on June 22 and grants the First Nations power to make their own decisions in four key areas: leadership selection, citizenship, language and culture, and operations and management of government.

“This has taken some time to come to fruition,” said Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod.

“But it’s a welcome step for us and other First Nations to start moving out of the Indian Act and starting to assert our own governance and jurisdiction in our rightful place.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/anishinabek-nation-governance-agreement-1.6503198

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