AUNDECK OMNI KANING FIRST NATION – Chiefs at the annual Grand Council Assembly welcomed fellow Anishinabek of Chippewas of Rama First Nation back into the Union of Ontario Indians this week.
“We talked about Chippewas of Rama at all of our regional leadership meetings and with 100 per cent unity, we welcome them back,” says Grand Council Chief. “Ngo Dwe Waangizid Anishinaabe – We are all one Anishinaabe Family”
Chief Rodney Noganosh says Chi-‐Miigwetch to the Union of Ontario Indians for welcoming the community back into the circle.
“Right after our election, one of our first mandates was to re-‐join the Union of Ontario Indians. Our community was all in support of us moving forward,” says Noganosh “We also would like to thank Aundeck Omni Kaning for hosting Grand Council this year.”
Chief Noganosh carried his community’s flag into Grand Entry at the 2016 annual Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Assembly. Chippewas of Rama is also one of many Anishinabek Nation communities that will ratify the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement this fall.
Chippewas of Rama First Nation is located near Orillia. With this community, the Anishinabek Nation grows to 40 First Nations.