ANISHINAABE SUMMIT ANNOUNCED
OBASHKAANDAGAANG FIRST NATION (WASHAGAMIS BAY) (May 16, 2018): Grand Chief Jerry Daniels
(Southern Chiefs’ Organization), Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler (Nishnawbe Aski Nation) and Ogichidaa
Francis Kavanaugh (Grand Council Treaty #3) are pleased to announce an Anishinaabe Summit to
be held in Winnipeg in August 2018.
All citizens of the Anishinaabe Nation, wherever they may be, are encouraged to make a trip to
Winnipeg this August for this event which will be the first of its kind.
The modern borders between Ontario and Manitoba, or between Canada and the United States were
unknown to the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. This Anishinaabe Summit is seeking to bring
the Anishinaabe Nation together across boundaries and promote friendship and solidarity.
The event is being planned for the week of August 20-24, 2018 and will feature keynote speakers
and land-based learning, including excursions to historical sites such as the Bannock Point
Petroforms and the Brokenhead Wetlands Interpretive Trail.
Full details and registration information will be announced at a later date.
For more information please contact:
Southern Chiefs Organization – Kayla Frank, Policy Analyst, 204-230-8166, scoinc%23mb%23ca|kayla%23frank
Grand Council Treaty #3 – Janine Seymour, Political Advisor, 807-548-4214, treaty3%23ca|political%23advisor
Nishnawbe Aski Nation – Michael Heintzman, Director of Communications, 807-625-4965, nan%23on%23ca|mheintzman