This land that I live on, and harvest nature's abundances, is stolen land. It is of the Algonquin Anishinaabe territory, traditional unceded territory. This land in Ontario includes 9 million acres within the watersheds of the Kichisippi (Ottawa River) and the Mattawa River in Ontario, covering most of eastern Ontario. More than 1.2 million people live and work within the Settlement Area.
Ontario, Canada and the Algonquins of Ontario are currently engaged in the final stage of treaty negotiations, which the parties anticipate will be concluded in a few more years. If the negotiations are successful, the end result will be a Final Agreement that will take the form of a modern-day treaty.
The Algonquin Treaty will provide certainty about the ownership, use and management of land and natural resources for the Algonquins and everyone else in the Settlement Area. This will remove the barriers to economic growth created by existing uncertainties and contribute to a more stable social, political and economic environment with greater potential for regional economic development, jobs and growth.
To view a map of the Algonquins of Ontario Settlement Area Boundary, click here: https://www.tanakiwin.com/wp-system/uploads/2013/10/ai-Algonquin-Traditional-Territory-in-Ontario.pdf
To view a Preliminary draft of the Land Claim click here: Preliminary Draft Land Claim Agreement-in-Principle (December 2012)