Nishnawbe Aski Nation

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation (ᐊᓂᐦᔑᓈᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐃᔥᑯᓂᑲᓇᓐ ᐅᑭᒫᐎᓐ (Anishinaabe-aski Ishkoniganan Ogimaawin), unpointed: ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐃᔥᑯᓂᐊᓇᓐ ᐅᑭᒪᐎᓐ; NAN for short) is a political organization representing 49 First Nation communities across Treaty 9 and Treaty 5 areas of Northern Ontario, Canada. Re-organized to its present form in 1981, NAN's original objective was "to represent the social and economic aspirations of our people at all levels of government in Canada and Ontario until such time as real effective action is taken to remedy our problems."[1] Its member-First Nations are Ojibwa, Oji-cree and Cree, and thus the languages within NAN include Ojibwe, Oji-cree and Cree. NAN's administrative offices are located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The current Grand Chief is Alvin Fiddler of Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation.


Founded as Grand Council of Treaty 9 in February, 1973, after a large anticipated deficit resulting from the anti-Reed Campaign and the Hart Commission of 1978, members of the Grand Council Treaty 9 re-organized in 1981 to become the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. After the first executive council of NAN was elected in March 1984, Grand Council Treaty No. 9 ceased to exist.


  • Administration
  • Centennial Commemoration
  • Communications and Media
  • Crisis and Suicide Prevention
  • Education
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Executive Council
  • Fiscal Relations
  • Governance Secretariat
  • Harvesting Unit
  • Health
  • Land Rights and Treaty
  • Lands and Resources
  • Residential School Project
  • Social Services
  • Treaty Discussion Forum
  • Treaty Education Process
  • Women's Council
  • Youth


  • Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
  • Aboriginal Responsible Gambling Strategy
  • AIDS and Healthy
  • Chiropody Program
  • Decade for Youth and Development
  • Family Violence Project
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder/Child Nutrition Program
  • Healthy Babies / Healthy Children Program
  • NAN Crisis Team Funding and Training
  • Peer Helping Program
  • Recreation
  • Residential School Project

Affiliated First Nations[edit]


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