GRAND COUNCIL ASSEMBLY
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.
The Anishinabek Nation hosts two assemblies each year, one in June and one in November, alternating locations based on region. The purpose of the assemblies is to bring together Anishinabek Nation leadership, staff, and other stakeholders to discuss the status of existing mandates and next steps, and to provide direction on new mandates.
The Grand Council Chief and four regional Deputy Grand Council Chiefs are selected through a Traditional Election process during the Grand Council Assembly every three years.
ANISHINABEK NATION BUNDLE
The Anishinabek Nation has been active in the negotiation and implementation of various components of its governance structures, including the building and caring of the Anishinabek Nation Bundle. The following items make up the Anishinabek Nation Bundle:
- Eagle Staff
- Wampum Belts
- Traditional Bonnets (Grand Council Chief, Regional Deputy Grand Council Chiefs, and the Eshekenijig Council)
Appropriate ceremonies and protocols were respected for each item in the Bundle.