Strengthening the Algonquin Presence throughout our Traditional Territory
In July 2009, the AOO, Canada and Ontario entered into a Consultation Process Interim Measures Agreement. This Agreement sets out a one window approach for Canada and Ontario to consult with the Algonquins of Ontario on proposed activities or projects in Algonquin Territory while our negotiations are ongoing. The Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office in Pembroke serves as this one window.
This Consultation Process Interim Measures Agreement and the Consultation Office are providing the AOO with an unparalleled opportunity to express the interests of the AOO in relation to virtually every public sector development in the Settlement Area.
As negotiations move forward, the AOO continue to be key participants in the development of land, resources and public policy throughout the Settlement Area. These initiatives are enhancing the Algonquin presence across the Settlement Area.
Many of these initiatives arose from Crown consultations with the AOO in accordance with the Crown’s legal duty to consult and, where appropriate, accommodate the Algonquins.