Grand Council of Treaty 3
Grand Council of Treaty 3 (GCT3) is a political organization representing 24 First Nation communities across Treaty 3 areas of northern Ontario and southeastern Manitoba, Canada, and additional 4 First Nations, specifically in regard to their Treaty rights.
The GCT3 operates under the mandate in which their direction of the leadership and benefit/protection of the Citizens are carried out by the administrative office of GCT3 to protect, preserve and enhance Treaty and Aboriginal rights. These points are upheld by GCT3 by advancing the exercise of inherent jurisdiction, sovereignty, nation-building, and traditional governance with the aim to preserve and build the Anishinaabe Nation’s goal of self-determination.
- Administrative Office
- Bimiiwinitisowin Omaa Akiing (Governance on Our Land)
- Child Care
- Culture and Citizenship
- Economic Development
- Housing / Infrastructure
- Internal / External Relations
- Natural Resources
- Social Services
- Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research
- Youth and Recreation
Affiliated First Nations
- Anishinabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council
- Bimose Tribal Council
- Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing Ne-Yaa-Zhing Advisory Services
Non-affiliated First Nations
Though signatories to Treaty 3, the following First Nations are not members of the Grand Council of Treaty 3. However, as the Grand Council is the treaty administrant, the Grand Council works closely with these non-affiliated First Nations:
- Buffalo Point
- Lac Seul
- Sagkeeng (Fort Alexander) Sagkeeng First Nation is a non-signatory to Treaty 3. Sagkeeng First Nation is a signatory to Treaty 1.