Grand Council Treaty#3 selects the new Gaakinawataagizod, Cheyenne Vandermeer

Grand Council Treaty#3 is pleased to announce the new Gaakinawataagizod, Cheyenne Vandermeer from Couchiching First Nation. Leadership from across the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 gathered at Manitou Mounds Roundhouse at Rainy River First Nations for the Traditional Selection process for the Gaakinawataagizod on May 7, 2024. The selection process was supported by Electoral Officer, […]

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First Detection of Zebra Mussel Larvae on the Canadian Side of Rainy Lake Demonstrates Increased Need to Monitor and Implement Preventative Measures

After collecting 78 samples from 38 waterbodies in Treaty #3 territory, the Territorial Planning Unit (TPU) can confirm that the first presence of Zebra Mussel veligers (larvae) has been detected on the Treaty #3 side (Canadian side) of Rainy Lake. A single Zebra Mussel veliger was confirmed present in a sample collected at the Government […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Dibaajimowin Project Releases Fibre Optic Internet Services to First Nations

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 are pleased to announce the release of high speed fibre optic broadband internet services in the first four Treaty #3 First Nations to be served by the Dibaajimowin Project. Residents and businesses in Naicatchewenin First Nation, Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, Couchiching First Nation and Wabauskang First Nation now […]

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Grand Council Treaty#3 Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Bill C-92

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and the Treaty #3 leadership are pleased with the recent unanimous Supreme Court of Canada decision released on Friday, February 9, 2024, upholding the constitutionality of Canada’s An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth, and families (“C-92”). Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and the Treaty #3 leadership sought and secured intervenor […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Congratulates Chief Carrie Atatise-Norwegian and Chief Shane Whitecrow on Recent Elections

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Council Treaty #3 congratulates Carrie Atatise-Norwegian, re-elected Chief of Gakijiwanong Anishinaabe Nation, and Shane Whitecrow, newly elected Chief of Seine River First Nation. Gakijiwanong held its election on February 1, 2024, and Seine River First Nation held its elections on January 25, 2024. “I would like to extend my congratulations […]

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Onigaming First Nation Honours Premier Wab Kinew

Onigaming First Nation, October 28th, 2023 — People gathered at the community of Onigaming First Nation at the invitation of Chief Jeff Copenace to honour Wab Kinew as the newly elected Premier of Manitoba; amidst the backdrop of the first winter snow. Wab Kinew election signs led everyone to the Roundhouse where family, friends, leadership […]

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Francis Kavanaugh Re-Elected to Serve His Fourth Term as Ogichidaa Grand Council Treaty #3 Grand Chief

In a historic and traditional selection process held today in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, Francis Kavanaugh, from Naotkamegwanning First Nation has secured his fourth term as Ogichidaa Grand Council Treaty #3 Grand Chief. The traditional selection process, guided by Anishinaabe cultural protocols, saw each First Nation exercising four votes in this year’s election, reaffirming the commitment […]

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