What is the Robinson Huron Waawiindaamaagewin?
The Robinson Huron Waawiindaamaagewin is an initiative being undertaken by the 21 First Nations of the Robinson Huron Treaty to create a Treaty level body capable of addressing many issues that have, until this time, been addressed within the Canadian government created agencies and systems of governance.
Predating the confederated Canadian state, the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 was an agreement entered into between the British Crown and the Anishnaabeg peoples of Lake Huron. The Treaty was intended to serve as a road map for all subsequent agreements and relationships between the two parties, and later the Canadian state.
The first step of this initiative has been to create the foundation of a deliberative body based in the traditional world view, cooperative philosophy, and historical alliances of the 21 member First Nations.