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The Algonquin Nation Tribal Council

 

What is the Algonquin Nation Tribal Council ?

The Algonquin Nation Tribal Council (ANTC) is a political body made up of Algonquin communities whose members have legal Algonquin Aboriginal rights in the Ontario portion of the Ottawa Valley.

 Who is the Algonquin Nation Tribal Council?

The six Algonquin communities who are a part of the Algonquin Nation Tribal Council are-

Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation
Antoine Algonquin First Nation
Ardoch Algonquin First Nation
Bonnechere Algonquin First Nation
Mattawa/North Bay Algonquin First Nation
Sharbot Mishigama Anishinabe Algonquin First Nation. 

The Algonquin Nation Tribal Council politically represents all of their members who include non-status Algonquins and many status Algonquins who have asked the Tribal Council to represent them. The number of Algonquins represented by the Algonquin Nation Tribal Council currently stands at over 5,000 persons.  All of these people have been verified as Algonquin persons by blood descent.  They are identified persons under the Algonquin Nation Standardized Identification Criteria that virtually mirrors the Pikwakanagan Enrolment Law 1994.

 Why an Algonquin Nation Tribal Council?

Under the leadership of the Chief and Council of Pikwakanagan the representatives of the communities worked together to create the Algonquin Nation Negotiations Directorate (A.N.N.D. Corp.) The purpose of the A.N.N.D. Corp. to administer the land claim negotiations process. The creation of the A.N.N.D. Corp. was a necessary process and it continues to be a necessary body, however, the Algonquin people soon realized that it could not, by itself, fulfill the needs of the Algonquin people.  The necessary political function was missing. The Algonquin Nation Tribal Council was created by the Algonquin People to fulfill that political function and to be more fully representative.

 Who put them here?

The Algonquin Nation Tribal Council (A.N.T.C.) is a response from Algonquin people, who mandated their leaders to create a political body representing their interests in treaty (land claim) negotiations. The Algonquin Nation Tribal Council is separate from the Algonquin Nation Negotiations Directorate although many of the leaders sitting at the A.N.T.C. table are responsible for the successful downsizing of the A.N.N.D. Corporation. A.N.N.D. still remains the administrative arm of the A.N.T.C.

 The A.N.T.C. is founded on several common values. These values include, cooperation, clear communications, accountability, transparency, and the elimination of division in the larger Algonquin Nation.  

Algonquins of Greater
Golden Lake First Nation
Chief Patrick Glassford
P.O. Box 215
Killaloe, ON K0J-2A0
Phone/Fax: 1-613-757-0765
E-mail: web@greatergoldenlake.com
Antoine Algonquin First Nation
Nation Representative - Dave Joanisse
Hwy, 17 East- P.O. Box 77
Mattawa, ON  P0H-1V0
Phone/Fax: 1-705-744-5695
E-mail: antione@allstream.net

Ardoch Algonquin First Nation

Chief Randy Malcolm
R.R. 3
Eganville, ON K0J-1TO
Fax: 1-613-628-1525
Phone: 1-613-628-3355
E-mail: randymalcolm@hotmail.com 

Bonnechere Algonquin First Nation

Chief Richard Zohr
57 Bonnechere St. South
Renfrew, ON K7V-1Z2
Phone/Fax: 1-613-433-9085
E-mail: bafn@nrtco.net

Mattawa/North Bay
Algonquin First Nation

Chief Les Decaire
160 Main St.
North Bay, ON P1B 2T6
North Bay office: 1-705-474-5926
Mattawa office: 1-705-744-3361
Home: 1-705-776-2760
E-mail: les@algonkin.ca

Sharbot Mishigama Anishinabe
Algonquin First Nation
Chief Doreen Davis
P.O. Box 3102
R.R. 2 Sharbot Lake, ON K0H-2P0
Fax: 1-613-279-3070
Phone: 1-613-279-1970
E-mail: eagleclouds@sympatico.ca

       

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Changes last made on: November 14, 2004.