08 Abr Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Results
Nipissing First Nation announced that members supported the agreement by 236 votes to 157, but they were 100 votes below the turnout needed to make it mandatory. Any nation that votes on the Anishinabek Nation`s governance agreement must meet the following threshold: at least 25% plus 1 of first nation voters must vote «yes» and there must be more «yes» than «no» to ratification of the agreement. This threshold is part of the proposed protocol for voting on the Anishinabek National Government Agreement, as it is true for many ratification votes for agreements with Canada. In the fall of 2019, Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation tacitly separated from its relations with the Anishinabek Nation, in part because of the governance agreement. The proposed agreement would allow First Nations to determine who can come to the Council and what qualifications they need to be the best candidates for the role. According to the unofficial results of the votes, there were a total of 1,110 voters, which means that only 12 percent of the electorate took part in the ratification vote. The Anishinabek Nation says the results of the recent referendum on a new governance agreement with the federal government are still under review. A total of 14 First Nations voted on the governance agreement in February, and a new round of ratification votes involving nine-member First Nations is scheduled for March. Unofficial results for Nipissing First Nation, one of the 40 first nations that are members of the Anishinabek Nation, were released on Saturday.
However, to ratify the agreement, 595 voters would have had to vote «yes,» or 25% plus one of the totals. Unofficially, eight of the 14 voters voted more for than not. The results of the surveys are currently being verified «by negotiators from Canada and Anishinabeks,» the press release states. The Anishinabek Nation issued the following statement on the results of the vote. «Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement February Vote: The official results of the vote will not be available until after the 10-day claim period has expired. On March 11, we will release the official results and next steps. «We need to bring our governance systems back to what they should be – our systems and processes have pulled their strength and unity from people in an organized way — we can do it again — restoring elements that were once the basis of living and effective decision-making protocols. To learn more about the Grand Council, the head of Glen Hare`s letter letter to Citizens of the Anishinabek Nation The proposal of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement recognizes the powers and authorities of the Anishinabek Nations, as they will govern themselves, and eliminates them from the provisions of the Governance Act. First Nations, who ratify the proposed Anishinabek Governance Agreement, will have the power to legislate in the following areas: leadership selection, citizenship, language and culture, and the functioning of governments. The citizens of Mississauga First Nation rejected the new governance agreement 80-55. Related: Nipissing First Nation not ratify new governance agreement «While uOI`s initial function was to act as a political intercession body, it has finally become another layer of bureaucracy that sucks up the funding it receives from First Nations,» says a community statement that was already published in November on the First Nation`s website.