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Grand Council Treaty 3

Serves as a political organization to protect, preserve and enhance Treaty and Aboriginal rights of First Nations across Treaty #3 territory
  • Assists all member communities in their quest for inherent jurisdiction, sovereignty, nation-building and traditional governance
  • Advocates to improve quality of life for all members in areas of education, lands and resources, health, governance, and justice

Represents the communities in the following departments:
  • Child care
  • Culture and citizenship
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Housing/infrastructure
  • Internal and external relations
  • Justice
  • Natural resources
  • Social services
  • Territorial Planning
  • Trapping
  • Youth and recreation
  • Grand Council Treaty #3 represents the 28 signatories to the document known as Treaty No 3 signed on Oct 3, 1873 (26 First Nations in NW Ontario and 2 First Nations in SE Manitoba)
  • Buffalo Point, Lac Seul, Sagkeeng (Fort Alexander) and Saugeen are not actual members of Grand Council Treaty #3 but since the Grand Council is the treaty administrant, it works closely with these non-affiliated First Nations
  • Treaty #3 area covers 55,000 sq miles with a population of approx 25,000 members (almost half live on First Nation reserves)
  • Communities are grouped by belonging to one of 3 Tribal Councils: Anishinabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council, Bimose Tribal Council, and Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing Ne-Yaa-Zhing Advisory Services
  • Current Ogichidaa (Grand Chief) Francis Kavanaugh, is a Sturgeon Clan member from Naotkamegwanning First Nation and served as Grand Chief from 1997-99
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Members of First Nation communities in the Treaty #3 territory

Residency Requirements: West from Thunder Bay to North of Sioux Lookout, along the US international border to the province of Manitoba
Application Process
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Legal Status
(21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On March 13, 2020

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