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Grand Council of Treaty 3
(GCT3) is a political organization representing 24 First Nation communities across Treaty 3
Treaty 3 was an agreement entered into on October 3, 1873, by the Ojibway Nation and Queen Victoria. The treaty ceded a vast tract of Ojibway territory, including large parts of what is now northwestern Ontario and a small part of eastern Manitoba, to the Government of Canada...
areas of northern Ontario
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and southeastern Manitoba
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, and additional 4 First Nations in specific regards 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
- Big Grassy
- Naongashiing (Big Island)
- Northwest Angle 33
Northwest Angle 33 First Nation is an Ojibwa or Ontario Saulteaux First Nation located in Kenora District, Ontario near Sioux Narrows of Lake of the Woods.Total registered population in September, 2007, was 438, of which the on-reserve population was 187...
- Northwest Angle 37
- Wauzhushk Onigum
- Bimose Tribal Council
- Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows)
- Eagle Lake
- Iskatewizaagegan 39
Shoal Lake 39 First Nation is an Ojibwa or Anishinaabe First Nation, located along the northwestern shores of Shoal Lake, Ontario. It is officially known as Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation. The total registered population of this First Nation is 585, of which 297 live on its own...
- Lac des Mille Lacs
- Naotkamegwanning (Whitefish Bay)
Naotkamegwanning First Nation, formerly known as Whitefish Bay First Nation and known in the Ojibwe language as Ne-adikamegwaning , is an Ojibwa or Ontario Saulteaux First Nation located in Kenora District, Ontario near Sioux Narrows of Lake of the Woods.Total registered population in September,...
- Obashkaandagaang Bay
Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining Ojibway Nation, formerly but still commonly—and incorrectly—known as the Dalles First Nation, is an Ojibwa or Ontario Saulteaux First Nation located in Kenora District, Ontario near Sioux Narrows of Lake of the Woods....
- Shoal Lake 40
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is an Ojibwa or Ontario Saulteaux First Nation located in the Eastman Region of Manitoba and the Kenora District of Ontario. The total registered population in August 2011 was 568, of which the on-reserve population was 266...
- Wabaseemoong (Whitedog)
Wabaseemoong Independent Nations or more fully as the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations of One Man Lake, Swan Lake and Whitedog, is a Ojibway First Nation located 120 km northwest of Kenora, Ontario and east of the Ontario-Manitoba border of northwestern Ontario, Canada...
- Wabigoon Lake
Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, or commonly as Wabigoon First Nation, is a Saulteaux First Nation located in Rainy River District in northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 19 km southeast of Dryden, Ontario...
- Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing Ne-Yaa-Zhing Advisory Services
Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing Ne-Yaa-Zhing Advisory Services is a non-profit Regional Chiefs' Council located in the Rainy River District, Ontario, Canada, serving seven First Nations by providing advisory services and training which will enhance the overall management skills and opportunities of the area's...
The Couchiching First Nation is a Saulteaux First Nation in the Canadian province of Ontario, who live on the Couchiching 16A and Agency 1 reserves in the Rainy River District near Fort Frances....
- Lac La Croix
Lac La Croix First Nation is a Saulteaux First Nation located in Rainy River District in northwestern Ontario, Canada, along the Ontario-Minnesota border. It is approximately 200 km northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario...
The Naicatchewenin First Nation, also known as the Anishinaabeg of Nagaajiwanaang and formerly known as Northwest Bay First Nation, inhabited a region in Ontario that was cited in the Northwest Angle Treaty of 1873, also known as Treaty 3. Nagaajiwanaang is located approximately northwest of Fort...
Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, formerly known as the Nicickousemenecaning First Nation and as the Red Gut First Nation, is a Saulteaux First Nation located on the banks of Rainy Lake of the Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada...
- Rainy River
- Seine River
Seine River First Nation is an Ojibwe nation located roughly 300 km west of Thunder Bay, Ontario....
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
Buffalo Point First Nation is an Ojibwa or Saulteaux band government located in southeastern corner of Manitoba, along the shores of Lake of the Woods. It is bordered largely by the unorganized portion of Division No. 1, Manitoba. It also has smaller borders with the Rural Municipality of Piney, as...
- Lac Seul
Lac Seul First Nation is located on the southeastern shores of Lac Seul, northeast of the city of Dryden, Ontario. Though Lac Seul First Nation is a treaty signatory to Treaty 3, the First Nation is a member of the Independent First Nations Alliance, a regional tribal council and a member of the...
- Sagkeeng (Fort Alexander)
The Sagkeeng First Nation is an Anishinaabe First Nation which holds territory east of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. Sagkeeng, which was once called Fort Alexander, has an on-reserve population of approximately 3,000 people. Ojibwe is the name of the tribe that lives in Sagkeeng.There is a...
Ojibway Nation of Saugeen is an Ojibwa First Nation in the Canadian province of Ontario. The Nation is located in the Thunder Bay District, approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Savant Lake...