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August 2017


2017 AGGLFN Community Harvest Draw Results

Held August 13, 2017, Alice & Fraser Community Centre, 1 Henan Rd. Pembroke.
6 Rifle & 51 Bow applications received and no request was made to cancel any application.

2017 Moose Draw Bow wins
First Name Last Name WMU 17 Gender 17 Tag # 17
David R. Moreau 41 Bull 08
John Moreau 41 Bull 07
Kevin Moreau 41 Cow 08
Tyler B. Moreau 41 Cow 07
Tyler R. Beauchamp 48 Bull 02
John Paul Boudreau 48 Cow 06
Daniel Bredlaw 48 Cow 01
Brian D. Charbonneau 48 Cow 04
John R. Charbonneau 48 Bull 03
Ian A. Maika 48 Bull 04
Tim M. Moreau 48 Bull 05
Myles G. Morgan 48 Cow 02
J. M. Todd Murphy 48 Bull 06
Bruce V. Phinney 48 Cow 05
Randy Phinney 48 Cow 03
James A. W. Poirier 48 Bull 01
Krista Recoskie 58 Bull 09
Gordon J. Moreau 61 Bull 13
Larry S. Clouthier 63 Bull 12
Michael D. Sperry 63 Bull 11

Remaining Bow Tags Available

WMU 58 - One Bull Tag #10 and Two Cow Tags #9 & #10
WMU 63 - Two Cow Tags #11 & #12
WMU 61 - One Bull Tag #14 and Two Cow Tags #13 & #14

Please reapply here for these Bow Tags
(These tags will not exclude anyone from next years Draw)

2017 Moose Draw Rifle wins
First Name Last Name WMU 17 Gender 17 Tag # 17
Brad A. Clouthier 48 Cow 17
Jeffery L. Driscoll 48 Bull 16
Kristopher J. Kilborn 48 Cow 18
Ronald E. Lance 48 Bull 17
Hal Blackmore 51 Cow 04
Calvin Chartrand 51 Bull 11
Tom M. J. Chartrand 51 Cow 03
James R. Closs 51 Bull 05
Andrew J. Clouthier 51 Cow 15
Brian D. Clouthier 51 Cow 05
H. James Clouthier 51 Bull 06
Kim P. Clouthier 51 Bull 07
Perry L. Clouthier 51 Cow 02
Wayne P. J. Clouthier 51 Cow 14
Randy A. Driscoll 51 Bull 01
Allen D. Eno 51 Cow 07
Barry G. Eno 51 Bull 13
Paula P. Fischer 51 Cow 08
Kenneth R. J. Giroux 51 Bull 10
Brian R. Godin 51 Cow 16
Emmett J. Godin Jr. 51 Cow 09
Gregory E. Godin 51 Bull 12
Reid P. Godin 51 Cow 11
Robert R. Godin Jr. 51 Bull 08
Kory R. Harwood 51 Bull 03
Chad R. Hind 51 Cow 12
Daniel W. Keddy 51 Cow 06
Wade O. McCutcheon 51 Bull 09
Gerard E. Paquette 51 Bull 14
Mary-Anne H. Poirier 51 Cow 13
Shawn Quinn 51 Cow 10
Wayne B. Richards 51 Bull 02
Richard P. Turcotte 51 Cow 01
Wallace J. Turcotte Jr. 51 Bull 04
Craig W. Caughey 55a Bull 19
William H. McMillan 55a Cow 19
Patrick R. Deloughery 55b Bull 15
Donald J. Switzer 58 Bull 18
Doreen Laderoute 61 Bull 21
Ronald L. Nicholas 63 Bull 22
Wade T. Clouthier 65 Bull 23
Robert R. Miron 65 Cow 21

Three tags were given those that have been consistently unsuccessful for 7 (or more) years.

Please advise this office immediately of any returned tags.

Remaining Rifle Tags Available

WMU 57 - One Bull Tag #20
WMU 62 - One Cow Tag #22
WMU 50 - One Bull Tag #24 and One Cow Tag #23
(Only the small portion WMU 50 in the Algonquin territory)

Please reapply here for these Rifle Tags
(These tags will not exclude anyone from next years Draw)

2017 Elk Draw Rifle wins
First Name Last Name Gender 17 Tag # 17
Robert Campbell Bull 01
Perry Bourgoin Cow 01
Anthony. Moreau Cow 02

Remaining Elk Tags Available

Three Cow Tags #3, #4 & #5

Please reapply here for these Elk Tags
(These tags will not exclude anyone from next years Draw)


Please apply for calf tags (if you have not already done so)
2017 Electronic Moose Calf Application

Fish Harvesting demonstrated to be sustainable within the four zones

of Algonquin Park identified in the Agreement-in-Principle (AIP)


December 1, 2016 (Pembroke, ON) – The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) and the governments of Ontario and Canada, who are the parties to the Algonquins of Ontario treaty negotiations, agree that conservation is a fundamental principle underlying the management of all renewable resources, including wildlife, fish, birds, plants and trees.

Conservation concerns associated with certain brook trout and lake trout populations in four zones within the interior of Algonquin Provincial Park, including 41 lakes, were raised by the public and stakeholders during public consultation on the Preliminary Draft Agreement-in-Principle in late 2013 and early 2014 to the governments of Ontario and Canada.

At that time, information on the status of these brook trout and lake trout populations, and the effects of fish harvesting on them, was incomplete.  As a precautionary measure in support of conservation, the parties to the negotiations agreed that these fish populations should be studied in order to determine whether the concerns were warranted, and also to determine the effects of fishing at all times of the year on those populations. 

A clause was included in the proposed non-binding Agreement-in-Principle (Section 8.2.9 (a)) that provided that Algonquins would not harvest fish in the four zones from December 1 to March 31, until such a time as Ontario, the AOO and Canada determine how fish harvesting, including winter fish harvesting, affects those fisheries or there is a fisheries management plan for Algonquin Provincial Park or fisheries management plan that will apply to those zones.

Within the context of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Sparrow (1990) a decision making framework was also developed and approved by the parties to determine how fish harvesting, including winter fish harvesting, affects those fisheries.

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, with support from the AOO, has completed the collection and analysis of data to determine how the harvest, including the winter harvest, affects the brook trout and lake trout populations in the four zones. 

The information gathered clearly establishes that fish harvesting, including winter fish harvesting, has not affected the sustainability of the brook trout and lake trout populations in the four zones, and that there is no scientific basis for any winter fishing restriction within those zones. Consequently, there is no need for any voluntary curtailment on winter fishing in the four zones of Algonquin Park as referred to in section 8.2.9 (a) of the Agreement in Principle.

The Agreement-in-Principle (Section 8.2.6) also states that Ontario and the AOO, and where appropriate Canada, will make every effort to develop fisheries management plans for all fish harvesting in the Settlement Area, including provisions for the conservation of brook trout in Algonquin Provincial Park. With the signing of the Agreement-in-Principle on October 18, 2016, these discussions can now begin in earnest.

During the development of fisheries management plans, including for Algonquin Provincial Park, consultation with Algonquin communities, the public, fish and wildlife organizations as well as other interested parties will take place.

Further Background Information:

·       The Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) is not a legally binding document. Rather the AIP is a statement of the main elements of an Algonquin Treaty, clarifying and defining the rights of the AOO and outlining the obligations of all three Parties: the AOO, Canada and Ontario. It provides the foundation for negotiations and is a major step towards the Final Agreement that once approved by all parties will have the legal status of a modern-day Treaty.

·       Algonquin traditional practices of hunting, trapping, fishing and gathering flora for medicinal, food and other purposes reflect the history of Algonquins as a hunting and gathering society. These practices embody an inherent respect for the environment and a fundamental commitment to the sustainable management of resources which has been passed from generation to generation. 

·       The rights of Aboriginal peoples in Canada to engage in traditional activities that are fundamental to their unique histories, cultures and spiritual beliefs are recognized by the Constitution Act, 1982 and upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada. Under this legal framework, the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) currently possess the right to harvest wildlife, fish, migratory birds and plants for domestic purposes throughout the year, and the exercise of this right is subject only to measures that can be justified for conservation or public health and safety. 

·       As such, an Algonquin Treaty will not create Aboriginal rights for the AOO but rather, it will clearly articulate what these rights are and how they may be exercised. As stewards of the land and resources within their Traditional Territory, the AOO recognize the fundamental importance of protecting viable populations of flora and fauna for generations to come.


Download - AOO AIP Ratification Results Spreadsheet pdf

Download Form 9 Certification

Download this document - AOO Media Release AIP Ratification Vote pdf


March 17, 2016

Results of the Algonquins of Ontario Ratification Vote on the proposed Agreement-in-Principle

Pembroke, ON - Today, the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) announced the results of the ratification vote on their proposed Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) with the Governments of Ontario and Canada. The tripartite ratification vote was conducted by an independent Ratification Committee with members appointed by the AOO, Ontario and Canada.

A total of 3,575 ballots were cast, out of 7,540 eligible Algonquin Voters - a participation rate of 47 percent. Of those ballots cast, 3,341, or over 90 per cent voted in favour of the AIP and the continuation of negotiations towards the terms of a Final Agreement based on the AIP.

Robert Potts, Principal Negotiator and Senior Legal Counsel for the Algonquins of Ontario stated, "The tripartite ratification vote was positive with Algonquin Voters supporting the AIP by a strong margin, and unanimously in one community."

The Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (Pikwakanagan) initiated a separate, parallel referendum on the proposed AIP to ensure that the opportunity to vote was provided to a significant percentage of the adult membership of Pikwakanagan who did not enrol under the process set out in the proposed Agreement-in-Principle.

The results of the Pikwakanagan referendum indicate that further time will be required to clarify and resolve certain issues. In that vote, 243 Pikwakanagan members voted against the AIP and 87 votes were cast in favour of it. In comparison, of the Pikwakanagan members who voted in the tripartite ratification vote 159 were in favour and 84 were against. Tallying up the votes of the two processes, 327 Pikwakanagan members voted against the AIP and 246 votes were cast in favour of it. Safeguards were in place to ensure that there was no overlap between the voters in each process.

Chief Kirby Whiteduck of Pikwakanagan stated, "Many of our members expressed concern and were led to believe that signing the proposed AIP would inevitably mean a self-government agreement that would end reserve status for the existing reserve and the existing Indian Act tax exemption."

Chief Kirby Whiteduck wants the opportunity to clarify the matter. "To date there have been no negotiations on self-government and nothing has been agreed upon. We think it is premature to say no to self-government negotiations at this point and eliminate the possibility of securing long-term recognition and stronger protection as a First Nation through this process."

Chief Kirby Whiteduck said the First Nation Council is committed to securing the free and informed consent of our Pikwakanagan members to any future self-government agreement, and to take the time necessary to negotiate an agreement that members will both understand and support.

"We are deeply concerned that this message was not heard by our members," he said.

"At some point the members of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, and only our members, will have to decide on the merits of any self-government proposal. This is a decision that must be made with all of the relevant facts and based on an actual draft agreement." Chief Whiteduck added, "Our members who voted in the referendum and tripartite ratification vote are currently divided on the proposed AIP and some do not have the level of comfort to move forward at this moment. As a result, our Council requires further discussions and consultations with Canada and Ontario to clarify certain issues, to address the concerns of our members and to bridge the divisions in our community. I will also be writing to Canada and Ontario seeking written confirmation of certain matters of concern and will share their responses with our membership."

Clifford Bastien Jr., the Algonquin Negotiation Representative for the Mattawa/North Bay Algonquin Community, added, "The AOO are pleased with the result of the ratification vote. However, we also know that the issues raised within Pikwakanagan do not apply to the other Algonquin communities who, in aggregate, voted in favour of the AIP. Consequently, we are all supportive of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation as they take the necessary steps to pursue discussions with Ontario and Canada to determine how best to move forward towards a long-delayed Treaty."

Clifford Bastien Jr. also stated that "even with the overwhelming support for the proposed AIP the AOO leadership remain committed to working with their communities to continue their efforts to improve the current package towards a stronger Treaty during the next phase of our negotiations, in co-operation with the Governments of Canada and Ontario."

Robert Potts, Principal Negotiator and Senior Legal Counsel for the Algonquin Treaty Negotiations concluded "while we still face significant challenges in this historic endeavour, we extend our sincerest appreciation to all Algonquin Voters who exercised their right to vote. This unique non-binding process undertaken by the AOO has achieved exactly what was intended - that is, to take the temperature of the various Algonquin communities and to determine the issues that now must be addressed."

About the Algonquins of Ontario

The Algonquins of Ontario are comprised of ten Algonquin communities located across the Settlement Area. These include the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, Antoine, Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini (Bancroft), Bonnechere, Greater Golden Lake, Mattawa/North Bay, Ottawa, Shabot Obaadjiwan (Sharbot Lake), Snimikobi (Ardoch) and Whitney and Area. These ten communities are working together, based on a Protocol signed in 2004, which provides a unified approach to reach a settlement of the Algonquin land claim. On June 12, 2015, the Algonquins of Ontario and the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced that their Negotiators had initialed a proposed AIP. The Ratification Vote process began on December 2, 2015 and ended with the final votes cast on March 7, 2016. This Vote is the next step in the negotiations towards reaching a modern-day Treaty that would be protected under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The proposed AIP is not a legally binding document, but it represents a statement of the main elements of a settlement of the Algonquin Land Claim and provides the framework for future negotiations towards a Final Agreement that will have the legal status of a modern-day Treaty. More information on the proposed AIP and the Ratification Vote can be accessed online at

For more information, please contact:

Janet Stavinga
Executive Director
Algonquins of Ontario Consultation

Office Tel: 613-735-3759
Cell: 613-296-1848


Download - AOO AIP Ratification Results Spreadsheet pdf

Download Form 9 Certification

Download this document - AOO Media Release AIP Ratification Vote.pdf

Visit the AOO website -


Invitation to join "The Circle of Turtle Lodge" 

"Our group began in 1997, as a few friends began to gather regularly to discuss various aspects of Anishinābe spirituality.  As we learned more and more, we decided to create and deliver a community training program which would re-introduce people of Aboriginal heritage to various cultural traditions; some of you might remember our Sweat Lodge teachings in 1998, offered by Elder Lillian McGregor.  Next, we envisioned providing our communities with cultural teachings and traditional experiences on a more regular basis by developing and defining our organization into an independent body, fully capable of carrying on the business of Cultural Education; we became a Not-for-Profit Corporation named The Circle of Turtle Lodge in July of 1999, with the following mandate:

  • To revive Aboriginal Culture and Traditions for Aboriginal persons in Ontario;
  • To promote Aboriginal Culture and Traditions to non-Aboriginal persons in Ontario; and,
  • To provide Cultural education to all persons who hold a genuine interest in our Traditional Ways, with the main focus being Aboriginal Women." Read more



AOO Newsletter - Issue 2 - 2013

This newsletter will provide you information on the negotiations regarding the Algonquins of Ontario land claim.



AOO Enrolment Application Form (Updated January 2013)

Please Note - The time period for enrolling to vote on the Agreement-In-Principal (AIP) has closed.
This application is for the gathering of information for the enrollment process on a go-forward basis.

The Daniels Case: What is it about?

Since the recent court decision (Daniels), we have received many phone calls about the implications of this decision
 to our non status membership and this community as a whole. We provide this "plain language summary of the
Daniels case
" by Alan Pratt, Legal advisor to the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO).

We will be seeking further opinion and will keep you apprised.

Please forward any other opinions you are aware of on this matter (or thoughts) to -

Chief Patrick Glassford

Algonquins of Ontario
Nation Gathering 2013 in Bancroft

Please plan to participate!

Preliminary Draft Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement-in-Principle 
Click to view index (PDF format)

The Preliminary Draft Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) is now available at for algonquin & public review to support consultation efforts in the Algonquin Land Claim negotiations.
This Preliminary Draft is a work in progress that is still under review and subject to revision by the Algonquins of Ontario, Canada and Ontario.

AOO Newsletter - Issue 1 - 2012

AOO Outreach - American Eel Project

Negotiations Update (Summer 2012) from Robert J. Potts,  Principal Negotiator and Senior Legal Counsel.

Algonquins of Ontario 2011 Financial Audit (Negotiations)

Algonquins of Ontario 2011 Financial Audit (Corporation #1)

Algonquin Agreement-in-Principal Ratification Voter Enrolment Process
2012 Preliminary Voters List (UPDATED)
is now available to view at -

Recent letter to Xeneca - regarding proposed power dams in the Petawawa River.

Update from the Principal Negotiator Bob Potts -October 2011 - PDF file

2011 ANR Election Notice

2011 ANR Preliminary Electors Lists

February 2011 Newsletter - with revised voter criteria

Decision made by Board regarding Thomas Descendants - November 23, 2010.

Update from the Principal Negotiator Bob Potts -Summer 2010 - PDF file

 January 11, 2010 - Official opening of the Algonquin Consultation office in Pembroke.

Algonquins of Ontario - General background information to share with family and anyone interested.

Land Selection Document - a public document.

Bancroft This Week - articles of interest.

Forms - Download Adobe Acrobat files

Update from the Principal Negotiator Bob Potts - Fall 09 - PDF file


DRAFT AOO Constitution July 9 09





2008 Negotiations Audit now available


Update from the Principal Negotiator Bob Potts -Spring 09- PDF file






Chief Patrick Glassford presenting an Algonquin lexicon and Dreamcatcher 
 to Algonquin Park Biologist Brad Steinberg, at the Greater Golden Lake community meeting on March 29, 2009.
Brad gave a very interesting talk on Moose, Bears and many other items.





Invitation to participate in the Ottawa Valley Forest Management Plan


Invitation to participate in the Bancroft - Minden Forest Management Plan


Invitation to participate in the Mazinaw - Lanark Forest Management Plan


Update from the Principal Negotiator Bob Potts - PDF file


Images from Achray event 2008

We have been receiving many enquiries
regarding much needed financial help for students.
There is nothing yet specific to Algonquins, we will see it properly 
addressed in the Agreement-In-Principle (AIP) and Final Treaty.

However there is some funding available to all aboriginals
that are available from your local Friendship centre.

(There are also other programs)
When contacting any Friendship centre,
please identify yourself as a member of the
Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation.
Pembroke area can call for O-GI funding directly at
(613) 732 4340

List of Friendship Centres and other education funds resources

August Newsletter #2 - Achray 2008

Auditors Statement for 2007 - 2008 (1MB-PDF)

Economic Development Plan - OVERVIEW

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
About the Algonquin Treaty Process

Algonquin Economic Development Plan Survey

Recording of interview of Algonquin Principal Negotiator
Bob Potts by Steve Madely,
May 2, 2007 on CFRA 580 in Ottawa.
(This is a
4 MB mp3 file)

  Ongoing Identification of Electors document
 - Has been approved
- April 30, 2007

Motion to Support Grandfather William Commanda's Vision

George Tennescoe's 1945 School Photo

Speaking Notes of Grandfather William Commanda

220 Years of Broken Promises

May 1, 2007 Ottawa Citizen Editorial

2006 ANR Process Audit

   TRUST AGREEMENT         Algonquin Calendar of Natural Events   

Algonquins Hold Information Meeting
Bancroft Times – February 16, 2006

Pikwākanagān Moose Harvest Article
Eganville Leader – March 15, 2006

December 2005 Newsletter A LOVE THAT WOULD NOT DIE 
Algonquin Petition of June 6, 1835 Overall 2005 - 2006 Moose Harvest Statistics

Motor Boat Regulations for Algonquin Park

ANR Election Results

Images of a day in the Park - August 13, 2005 Some commonly used words and definitions.

Images of a day in the Park - August 13, 2005

Revised Ontario (ONAS) Website on Algonquin Claim

Joan Holmes Progress Report to March 29, 2005

2003 Class EA - Declaration Order Condition 34


AGGLFN suggested options for 2005-2006 MNR agreement

Constitution and By-Laws of the Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation

Newspaper Article of Interest
 Bancroft This Week 
November 26, 2004

Newspaper Article of Interest
 Barry's Bay This Week
December 1, 2004

Genocide Class Action? Rural Phase Out?

Previous Sweetgrass Bulletins

Submission from a Member

Bancroft Information
Meeting Minutes

Pembroke Information
Meeting Minutes
Register Posting - May 17, 2004 Register Posting - April 16, 2004
Register Posting - March 17, 2004 Read the text of the
Royal Proclamation

Minutes of November 23, 2003

Minutes of January 25, 2004
Register Posting - February 17, 2004 AGGLFN & BAFN Membership Protocol 

Ontario Snow Vehicles Act

Forms - Download Adobe Acrobat files

Register Posting - December  19, 2003


New Logo Vote Tally

Pikwākanagān Election Results

Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation
office in Village of Golden Lake

Our office is located above the community centre in Golden Lake, behind the post office. The office is open by appointment only. (613) 757-0765 (usually Sunday's 12-4, except holiday weekends) Our mailing address is: Box 215, Killaloe, ON K0J 2A0

Referendum #1 Results

ANND Corporate Update

What is the ANTC?

2003-2004 Harvest News
Register Posting
- July  28, 2003
Register Posting - October 27, 2003

Schedule "A"

Draft minutes of Community Meeting on Sept 7th

We are not Métis.......

Actual Hunting Agreement for 2003-4
Is registration under the Indian Act as a "status Indian" relevant
determining whether a person holds Aboriginal rights?

Tanning Hides

The Birch Bark Canoe
George Tennescoe has been given the honour of
being named Holder of the Veteran's Staff

Who is Billy Diamond?  

Tribal Laws of the Eastern Algonquin
Dec 8 - Community Meeting Minutes Map of the Land Claim Area
Recent "Letter to the Editor" Recent "Letter to the Editor" #2
Press Release - Land Protocol Actual Land Protocol Document

Articles of Interest


Negotiation Update
- March 27, 2002

The Need for a Political Body
of the Algonquin Nation
The Algonquin Accord Legal Opinion on ANND ownership of property and debt

Pikwākanagān repeals Enrollment Law

Pikwākanagān represents members only
May 2002 Community Newsletter Representation Form  - Print Out Page

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