The Signing of the Agreement-in-Principle (AIP)

On October 18, 2016, the Algonquins of Ontario and the Governments of Ontario and Canada reached a major milestone in their journey toward reconciliation and renewed relationships with the signing of the Agreement-in-Principle (AIP).

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The Agreement-in-Principle (AIP)

The AIP is a key step toward a Final Agreement that will clarify the rights of all concerned and open up new economic development opportunities for the benefit of the Algonquins of Ontario and their neighbours in the Settlement Area in eastern Ontario.


  The Algonquin Presence

While our negotiations move forward, a number of very exciting initiatives are also taking shape to enhance and strengthen the Algonquin Presence across our Traditional Territory.



The Pembroke Regional Hospital is currently seeking an Indigenous Diabetes Care Navigator. To learn more, click here.

The Algonquin Forestry Authority is inviting applications for a one year contract opportunity in the position of Woodlands Supervisor – Pembroke. To learn more, click here.

The Algonquins of Ontario and Canada Lands Company CLC Limited are seeking input from Algonquin community members on a number of commemorative elements proposed for Wateridge Village. To learn more, click here.

The Indigenous Youth Work Exchange Program is currently seeking an Assistant Fisheries Technician to participate in aquatic research studies at Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research in Algonquin Park. To learn more, click here.

Ontario Firesmart Training is providing an opportunity for up to 4 Algonquins to attend a training workshop, accommodations, meals and transport included. To learn more, click here.

Call to Artists: Request for Qualifications for an Artist in Residence for the Elgin Street Renewal Project. To learn more, click here.


Jan 23, 2018 – The Algonquins of Ontario Seek Long-Term Relationship Agreement at Public Hearing regarding Relicensing of Chalk River Laboratories

Feb 9, 2017 – Canada Lands Company and the Algonquins of Ontario Enter Into Second Real Estate Development Partnership

Jan 10, 2017 – Bancroft Eagle’s Nest at the Heart of Celebrations for Canada 150

Nov 28, 2016 – Ottawa gets sneak peak at city’s newest community

Oct 26, 2016 – View the new Algonquins of Ontario AIP Signing Media Report, courtesy of Syntax Strategic

Oct 19, 2016 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief congratulates Algonquins of Ontario for signing historic Agreement-in-Principle

Oct 18, 2016 – Algonquins of Ontario achieve new milestone toward modern treaty with Ontario and Canada

Aug 22, 2016 – AOO Call on the Province of Ontario to Release Government Response Statement on the American Eel

Mar 17, 2016 – Results of the Algonquins of Ontario Ratification Vote on the proposed Agreement-in-Principle

Mar 16, 2016 – Indian Act isn’t easy to understand, according to chief

Mar 2, 2016 – CBC Ontario Morning – Interview with Robert Potts, Principal Negotiator and Senior Legal Counsel, Algonquin Treaty Negotiations

Mar 1, 2016 – Protest at Pikwakanagan

Feb 29, 2016 – CBC Ontario Morning – Interview with Kirby Whiteduck, Chief of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and Algonquin Negotiation Representative

Feb 29, 2016 – Algonquins one step closer to Ontario’s first modern treaty

Feb 26, 2016 – Algonquins to vote on agreement

Feb 26, 2016 – Letter to the Editor, Pembroke Daily Observer – Robert Potts, Principal Negotiator and Senior Legal Counsel, Algonquin Treaty Negotiations


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