2017 Algonquin Negotiation Representative Elections

Final Nominations for the 2017 Elections are available.
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There are sixteen Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) representing ten Algonquin Communities who are responsible for negotiating a Treaty between the Algonquins of Ontario and the Governments of Canada and Ontario.

Elections will be held to elect one Algonquin Negotiation Representative for each of the nine Algonquin Communities listed below. This election process is distinct from the general election for Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation held in late March 2017 in accordance with their Custom Election Code. As with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, each of the ANRs for the nine Algonquin Communities will serve a three-year term.

The 2017 election process, updated from 2014, is set out in a document entitled ANR Election Process 2017.

Withdrawal of Candidacy Form

A new requirement has been included that all Candidates must provide a current level 1 Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC), dated no longer than three months prior to their nomination, to the Electoral Officer within 10 days following the close of nominations. Moreover, a Candidate must not have been convicted of an indictable offence within the three years prior to their nomination. The Electoral Officer shall determine, from a review of the CPIC, whether a Candidate complies with that requirement.

Any potential Candidates may wish to contact their local police services to inquire about the application process.

Elections for Algonquin Negotiation Representatives for the Communities of Antoine, Bancroft, Bonnechere, Greater Golden Lake, Mattawa/North Bay, Ottawa, Shabot Obaadjiwan, Snimikobi, and Whitney and Area will take place in accordance with the following schedule:

  1. Posting of Electors List: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  2. Notice of Election: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  3. Opening of Nominations: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  4. Close of Nominations: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (Nomination Forms must be submitted to the Electoral Officer no later than 4:00 PM)
  5. End of Protests against Nominations: Friday, May 5, 2017 (Protest Forms must be submitted to the Electoral Officer no later than 4:00 PM)
  6. Disposition of protests against Nominations: Monday, May 15, 2017
  7. Mail Out of Ballots: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  8. In-person Voting Period: Monday, June 26, 2017 (Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini (Bancroft)); Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (Whitney and Area); Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (Greater Golden Lake); Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (Shabot Obaadjiwan (Sharbot Lake))
  9. Declaration of Election Results: Friday, July 7, 2017
  10. Protest of Conduct of the Elections or the Voting Process must be within 24 hours after the posting of the Election results as set out in the Posting of Election Results Form

There are sixteen Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) representing ten Algonquin Communities who are responsible for negotiating a Treaty between the Algonquins of Ontario and the Governments of Canada and Ontario.

The roles and responsibilities of the ANRs are set out in the Terms of Reference for Algonquin Negotiation Representatives dated September 26, 2005.

  • To view a summary of the Roles and Responsibilities of the ANRs, click here
  • To view the complete Terms of Reference, click here

To update your mailing address or to ask questions about the 2017 Elections for ANRs contact:

Vaughn Johnston
ELECTORAL OFFICER
2017 Algonquin Negotiation Representatives Elections

Mail: 162 Pembroke Street East  P.O. Box 308, Pembroke ON K8A 6X6
Tel: 1-855-735-3759 | Fax: 613-735-6307 or E-mail: 2017anrelections@tanakiwin.com