Canada and Anishinabek Nation mark Royal Assent of historic self-government legislation

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe announced that Bill S-10 received Royal Assent in Parliament on June 23, 2022, which brings into effect the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement.

The Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement is the first self-government agreement of its kind in Ontario and marks an important step away from the Indian Act for the signatory Anishinabek First Nations.

These self-government arrangements were developed in partnership with the Anishinabek Nation, and this legislation will build on the work of the Anishinabek Nation to support them in achieving their inspiring vision of a better future for their communities. This represents another important step forward to renew relationships, close socio-economic gaps, and promote greater prosperity for today and for future generations.

Canada is committed to working with Indigenous partners to implement their inherent right to self-determination and support their visions of a better future for their communities.

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