Copies of last year’s minutes and financial statements are available at the Tribal Council Office
When the Specific Claims Tribunal Act (SCTA) came into effect in October 2008, a 5 year review process was also committed to. First Nations groups as well as other research groups were eligible to participate in this review process.
The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development appointed a special representative, Benoit Pelletier, to conduct the review. In April of 2015, ANS made a presentation to Pelletier on behalf of the First Nations of Timiskaming, Wolf Lake, Barriere Lake and Eagle Village.
The presentation provided a good background and expressed concerns regarding the scope of the review taken by the Minister. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has supported a broader discussion of the 5 year review. ANS provided the AFN with a presentation kit to aid in that discussion.
A copy of this presentation and the kit are found below:
In 2014, Canada announced that it would develop a renewed Comprehensive Claims Policy (CCP). They appointed Douglas Eyford as Ministerial Special Representative. His task was to meet with First Nations groups and stakeholders, who were invited to make presentations regarding the CCP. In October 2014, the Algonquin Nation Secretariat, along with Eagle Village First Nation, made a presentation. The copy of this presentation can be found below:
23 January, 2013. The Algonquin communities of Timiskaming, Wolf Lake, and Eagle Village held a press conference today to present their assertion of Aboriginal Rights and Title to their traditional territories. The area in question includes over 34,000 square kilometres of the Ottawa Valley, and straddles the Ontario-Quebec border.
The purpose of the announcement is to give the governments of Canada, Ontario, and Quebec formal notice of these First Nation’s asserted Aboriginal Rights and Title. The press conference precedes a meeting on January 24th, , 2013 with negotiators representing the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, to address issues arising from the “Algonquins of Ontario” land claim. Meetings with the government of Quebec are in the process of being confirmed. The intention of Timiskaming, Wolf Lake, and Eagle Village is to begin a process of engagement with Canada, Ontario, and Quebec, to address their Aboriginal rights and title through consultation, accommodation, and good faith negotiations.
Timiskaming, Wolf Lake and Eagle Village are committed to the future of their home region, and they see the recognition of their rights as a means to ensure that they can contribute in a proactive and meaningful way, for the benefit of all. Over the next weeks and months, Timiskaming, Wolf Lake and Eagle Village will be meeting with neighbouring communities to address issues arising from this assertion of rights.
Materials for download related to this Statement of Assertion of Rights can be found below.