News Anishinabek Nation leaders prepare for self-government SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 2020 As First Nation citizens prepare to vote on the proposed Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement with Canada, their leaders are starting the transition to establish an Anishinabek Nation government. They are meeting in Sault Ste. Marie over the next three days for the Anishinabek Nation Governance Summit. Photo supplied by Anishinabek Nation Chiefs, councils and band members will be meeting to work towards the establishment of the Anishinabek Nation government. They are meeting over the next three days in Sault Ste. Marie as part of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Summit. The theme is Restoring our Rightful Jurisdiction and the conference will focus on the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Transition Plan. The plans are being finalized as First Nation citizens prepare to vote on the agreement with Canada. The Anishinabek Nation is the political advocate for some 65,000 citizens and members of 40 First Nations in Ontario.