Our Mandate

At the direction of the leadership, for the benefit/protection of the Citizens, the administrative office of Grand Council Treaty #3 protects, preserves and enhances Treaty and Aboriginal rights.

This is achieved by advancing the exercise of:
Inherent jurisdiction, Sovereignty, Nation-building and; Traditional Governance. With the aim to preserve and build the Anishinaabe Nation’s goal of self-determination.

We accomplish these goals with Treaty/territory wide approaches in cooperation with communities, Tribal Councils and organizations that are delivering programs to Anishinaabe citizens.

Within the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 our technical staff:

  • Employ strategic approaches to designing governing models, service delivery and Resource management options
  • Develop capacity building plans to match self-government priorities
  • Link political direction and service delivery through policy development and law making for a national system.
  • Propose implementation options for the realization of a National Vision
  • Promote new ways of doing business
  • Provide policy and administrative support to the network of programs and services that operate in the Anishinaabe Nation
  • Promote efficient, effective, transparent, and accountable Anishinaabe services
  • Identify gaps and overlap in existing service delivery and create plans to reduce gaps and overlap
  • Act as a Secretariat to the National Assembly and Grand Council
  • Provide administrative support to Chiefs committees

In our relationship with non-aboriginal governments our technical staff:

  • Inform Governments of their Treaty obligations and suggest options to assist the crown on honoring it’s obligations
  • Hold governments accountable through the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of Government Programs, Policies and initiatives
  • Negotiate delivery agreements that consistently bring about progressive change
  • Communicate Anishinaabe ideals, principles and priorities
  • Educating people about the intent, promise and benefits of the Treaty Relationship

Grand Council Treaty #3’s Administrative Office supports the various councils of the Nation including; the National Assembly and the Chiefs Assembly by contributing to the following activities:

  • Policy Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Policy Design
  • Governance Revitalization
  • Law Making
  • Historical Research
  • Issue Identification
  • Program Development
  • Coordination of Technical and Political Working Groups

As The National Government of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 , the National Assembly is working to reinvigorate traditional governance in the following areas:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Policing and Justice
  • Infrastructure
  • Childcare
  • Lands and Resources including Trapping
  • Economic Development