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.


2017 Elections for Algonquin Negotiation Representatives
Elections for Algonquin Negotiation Representatives for the Communities of Antoine, Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini (Bancroft), Bonnechere, Greater Golden Lake, Mattawa/North Bay, Ottawa, Shabot Obaadjiwan (Sharbot Lake), Snimikobi, and Whitney and Area begins on April 4, 2017.



Upcoming Webinars- Working with the Ontario Government. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Supply Chain Ontario, is hosting a webinar on Ontario government procurement. Participate online without having to leave your office. Click here for more information.

Youth Opportunity: Name the Trains Contest. Youths under the age of 16 are invited to help name the new OC Transpo trains. Click here to learn how to be a part of Ottawa history!


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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