Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at the Aug. 26 Anishinabek-Ontario Summit held in Fort William First Nation.    -- Photo by Marci Becking

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at the Aug. 26 Anishinabek-Ontario Summit held in Fort William First Nation. — Photo by Marci Becking

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — The Anishinabek Nation and the Ontario Government are holding an historic summit in Fort William First Nation today to advance existing relationships and develop strategies for solutions to common challenges and opportunities.

“We look forward to enhancing our relationship with Premier Wynne and Ontario Cabinet Ministers and moving forward on important Anishinabek Nation initiatives,” says Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee who invited the Premier and the Cabinet Ministers to meet.

The summit is intended to build upon the Anishinabek Nation-Ontario Action Plan, bringing together First Nation Leadership, Premier Wynne, and Ontario Cabinet Ministers in an open and high-level discussion.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Economic Development
  • Restoration of Jurisdiction
  • Education
  • Employment and Training
  • Social
  • Health
  • Lands and Resources

“We are determined to make substantial progress at this week’s summit,” says Madahbee.  “We expect the summit will have positive outcomes in partnership with the Premier and her colleagues.”

All of the deliberations will take place in the context of the Treaty Relationship.

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