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Extensive community engagement, discussion, and law-making continue as Wahnapitae takes next step toward self-governance – Anishinabek News

January 14, 2022

Anishinaabe sovereignty is given by the Creator, and that gift includes that which is identified today as Treaty and Inherent rights – a gift which Wahnapitae First Nation (WFN) seeks to honour as it continues its journey of self-governance.

As one of the first communities to sign onto the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement in early 2020, WFN has been hard at work in moving away from the oppression and colonialism of the Indian Act. Having conducted pre-implementation activities from Nov. 2020 through June 2021, WFN is now in a transitional phase and is preparing to begin extensive community consultation for implementation in 2022 and beyond – and in doing so, learning about the many ways it can better empower its community members.

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