The Anishinaabe Chi-Naaknigewin is founded on Ngo Dwe Waangizid Anishinaabe and forms the Traditional Government of the Anishinabek Nation, within the Inherent, Traditional, Treaty, and Unceded Lands of Our Territories.


The Anishinaabe Chi-Naaknigewin is proclaimed by the Peoples identifying as the Anishinabek Nation, who in exercising our Sovereign, Inherent, and Treaty Rights, now establish and empower the Anishinabek Nation Government as our Traditional Government.

The Anishinabek Nation Government is guided by the principles and way of life of the seven sacred gifts given to Anishinabe, namely: Love, Truth, Respect, Wisdom, Humility, Honesty and Bravery.NgoDweWaangizid_turtle_door

The Anishinabek Nation has the inherent right bestowed by the Creator to enact any laws necessary in order to protect and preserve Anishinaabe culture, languages, customs, traditions and practices for the betterment of the Anishinabek.

The Grand Council enact Rules of Procedure to govern the Grand Council and the Anishinabek Nation Government administers the rules.