NATION BUILDING COUNCILS

The Anishinabek Nation and the UOI are supported by three Nation Building Councils: the Kwe-Wuk Council, Getzidjig Advisory Council, and the Youth Council.  These Councils meet from time to time as individual groups or collectively, to discuss areas of concern, review and provide advice on UOI program initiatives and engage in Nation Building activities.


KWE-WUK COUNCIL

Donna Debassige (Huron  Region)

Bonnie Bressette (Southwest Region)

Nora Sawyer (Southeast Region)

Johanna Desmoulin (Northern Superior Region)


GETZIDJIG ADVISORY COUNCIL

UOI Head Getzit Nmishomis Gordon Waindubence

Nokomis Elsie Bissaillion (Huron Region)

Nokomis Joan Hendrick (Southeast Region)

Nmishomis Glen (Peach) Marsden (Southeast Region)


Nmishomis Mike Esquega (Superior  Region)

Nmishomis Roy Michano (Superior Region)

Nmishomis Leroy Dolson (Southwest Region)


YOUTH COUNCIL

Quinn Meawasige (Head Male: Bonnet Carrier)

Nathalie Restoule (Head Female: Bonnet Carrier)


IN REMEMBERANCE

There have been Elders who have pioneered, guided, and provided wisdom in the journey towards Anishinabek governance.  The UOI is forever grateful to have had the Elders in our Council and would like to acknowledge their help as we continue towards the future of Anishinabek governance.  Their work will not be forgotten.

 

Merle Assance-Beadie

Elders Council

Martin Assinewe

Elders Council

Arlene Barry

Kwe-Wuk Council

Elder Wilmer Noganosh

Elders Council