TURTLE ISLAND

ELECTION DAY ANNOUNCEMENT

ELECTION DAY ANNOUNCEMENT

Elections for the position of Algonquin Negotiation Representative to serve a 3-year term as part of a Negotiation Team to negotiate the terms of a Treaty between the Algonquins, Canada and Ontario will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. in each instance at the following Communities on the following dates:

COMMUNITY     POLLING STATION  DATE
Sharbot Lake

OSO Community Hall 
1107 Garnet Street
Sharbot Lake

Monday, April 25, 2005
Ardoch

OSO Community Hall 
1107 Garnet Street
Sharbot Lake

Monday, April 25, 2005
Bancroft  Best Western Inn                 Wednesday April 27, 2005
Whitney St. Martin of Tours Church  Thursday, April 28, 2005
Mattawa-North Bay The Lion’s Den Monday, May 2, 2005
Antoine  The Lion’s Den Monday, May 2, 2005
Bonnechere Travel Lodge, Pembroke Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Greater Golden Lake Travel Lodge, Pembroke Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Ottawa  Odawa Friendship Centre
12 Sterling Avenue, Ottawa
Friday, May 6, 2005

Nomination Forms for Candidates in each of
these Communities are available as follows:

(a)    By contacting the toll-free number a t 1-877-287-4570
(b)    By writing to the Electoral Officer as follows:
         R.E. Johnson, P.O. Box 570, Ohsweken, ON  N0A 1M0
(c)    By fax to R.E. Johnson, Electoral Officer, ANR Election  at 
        1-519-445-4253 or
(d)    By accessing the ANR Election Website at
        
http://www.blaney.com/algonquin.htm

All eligible Electors should bring photo 
Identification to the polling station on Election Day.

Should you have any questions regarding these Elections please contact the Information Officer, Gary George at the following toll-free number:  1-877-287-4570

 Should you have any questions regarding your eligibility as an Elector please contact the Enrolment Officer, Joan Holmes at: Joan Holmes & Associates Inc.
7 Hinton Avenue North, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4P1, Phone: (613) 722-7675 
Fax: (613) 722-0787, e-mail j.holmes@on.aibn.com

 In addition, votes may be cast by mail-in ballots which will be mailed out to all Electors. If you are uncertain whether your address is accurately noted please contact the Enrolment Officer, Joan Holmes at: (613) 722-7675, by Fax: (613) 722-0787 or e-mail: j.holmes@on.aibn.com

Electors’ Lists have been posted at the following locations:

Ardoch:
Canada Post Office
5639 Ardoch Road

Bancroft:
Canada Post Office
26 Station Street

Barry’s Bay:
Public Library  
19474 Opeongo Street

Golden Lake:
Office of the Algonquins
of
Greater Golden Lake,
behind the Post Office.

(by appointment)

(613) 757-0765  

Crossroads Restaurant
Lake Dore Rd & Hwy 60

Mattawa:
Municipal Office
Town of Mattawa
160 Water Street

The Madadjiwan
Building Office,
Main Street

Antoine First
Nation Office
Highway 17 East  
45 Labelle

Maynooth:
Canada Post Office
11 Church Street

  

North Bay:
160 main Street West  

Ottawa:
Odawa Friendship Centre
12 Sterling Avenue

Pembroke:
Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 72
202 Pembroke Street East

Pembroke Public Library
237 Victoria Street

Petawawa:
Public Library
16 Civic Centre Road

Pikwŕkanagŕn:
Pikwŕkanagŕn First Nation
Administration Office
1657A Mishomis Inamo

Sharbot Lake:
Royal Bank of Canada
1043 Elizabeth Street

Canada Post Office
1034 Elizabeth Street  

SMA Algonquin
First Nation Office,
4527 A&B,
Highway # 7  

Whitney:
Canada Post Office
Hay Creek Road 

 

 

August 26, 2004

Open letter to all people in Ontario of Algonquin ancestry

As the Principal Negotiator for the Algonquin people in Ontario, it gives me great pleasure to notify all persons in Ontario who have Algonquin ancestry of the establishment of an electoral process that will provide the opportunity for Algonquin people to elect Algonquin Negotiation Representatives for each community of Algonquins in Ontario to participate in the pending Treaty negotiations with Canada and Ontario.

This process was agreed to by means of an Agreement arrived at between the Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and the representatives of the Algonquin Nation Tribal Council/Algonquin Nation Negotiation Directorate ("the Addendum"). The Addendum (which includes the Election Rules), a copy of which can be examined by you on the internet at my firms website (http://www.blaney.com/algonquin.htm) was arrived at following a number of public meetings and consultation with Algonquin peoples and with the governments of Canada and Ontario.

The elections that are contemplated by this process will be open to any person of demonstrated Algonquin descent who has reached the age of 18 years by October 1, 2004. Full details about the process will be made available in the very near future once informational materials can be developed for distribution in the form of newsletters, advertisements and on the internet.

The elections will be open to all eligible communities of Algonquins in Ontario, including Sharbot Lake, Mattawa/North Bay, Greater Golden Lake, Ardoch, Antoine, Bonnechere, Bancroft, Whitney, and any other community having a geographical connection with the Algonquin Territory and at least 125 persons of Algonquin ancestry.

The electoral process has the 'sole" purpose of electing Algonquin Negotiation Representatives, whose "sole" task will be to take direction from Algonquins in each Community, and to give instructions to me as the Principal Negotiator for the purpose of presenting positions during the negotiation process with Canada and Ontario.

While the electoral process was created by an agreement between the Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and the Algonquin Nation Tribal Council/Algonquin Nation Negotiation Directorate, the election process does not endorse or in any way affect the right of Algonquins outside of the negotiation process to develop such institutions of community governance as they deem appropriate.

I commend the leadership of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and Algonquin Nation Tribal Council/Algonquin Nation Negotiation Directorate, all of whom have made concessions to enable this electoral process to be established.

The electoral process that has been created is in my opinion open, transparent and fair. It gives all eligible Algonquins in Ontario access to a democratic process that will enable me as Principal Negotiator to take direction from all eligible communities of Algonquins in Ontario in negotiating a resolution of the long-outstanding claims of the Algonquin people.

It continues to be an honour and privilege to serve the Algonquin people of Ontario on this matter.

Yours very

Blaney McMurtry LLP

Robert J. Potts

 

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