Call for Nominations from the Citizens of Grand Council Treaty #3 for the Leadership Role of Ka Nigaanibowe’t/ Ka Nigaanibowiik for Abinoojii Inakonigewin

Summary of Role Ka Niigaanibowe’t/Ka Niigaanibowiik is the leader/protector of Abinoojii Inakonigewin, which is commonly known as the child care law in Treaty no. 3. Their role is to protect, safeguard and provide Anishinaabe interpretation of the Law, of its meaning and applications, while being cognizant of cultural differences amongst the communities. Their role is […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Selects Inaugural LGBTQ2S+ Council

Grassy Narrows — Mizi’we Aana Kwat! The clouds opened up in Grassy Narrows on November 6 during the Traditional Selection Process of selecting the FIRST ever LGBTQ2S+ Council. The Traditional Selection Process was supported by guest Two-Spirited elder Gayle Pruden and community Elders Kathy Fobister and Archie Hyacinthe. The Grassy Narrows Women’s Drum group were […]

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Supporting Naotkamegwanning First Nation Youth

On Oct 20th, 2021 Grand Council Treaty #3 supported Naotkamegwanning Youth with a donation of skateboards in promotion of physical activity and empowering resilience in mental health. Grand Council Treaty# 3 Youth Coordinator Johnpaul George (L) and Naotkamegwanning Youth Worker Roman Naymaypoke (R) on the event of the skateboard donation to the community. These new […]

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Treaty #3 Oshkiniigiig Youth Executive Council receives Youth Innovations Stream Grant to support Indigenous Youth in Transition

The Treaty #3 Oshkiniigiig Youth Executive Council (T3YEC) is a grassroots group of youth who were traditionally selected in 2019 to provide a youth voice within Treaty #3, provincial, and federal forums. The Treaty #3 territory is 55,000 square miles across Southern Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. “On behalf of the leadership, I would like to […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 Congratulate Newly Elected Chiefs

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 would like to extend congratulations to three recently elected Chiefs in the Treaty #3 territory: Jeffrey Copenace elected as Chief of Onigaming First Nation on August 15 Vernon Copenace elected as Chief of Washagamis Bay First Nation on August 16 Clayton Wetelainen elected as Chief of Wabigoon […]

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Introducing the first Indigenous Care Coordinator for TBRHSC

Joelle Mandamin is an Indigenous Care Coordinator at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBHRSC). She provides a variety of supports to Indigenous patients and their families. In June 2021, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and Grand Council Treaty #3 partnered to hire Joelle Mandamin as the Hospital’s first Indigenous Care Coordinator […]

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