Call us: (807) 226-4445


AKRC is an Aboriginal
non-profit organization

providing advisory and technical services
to the member First Nations.


We are committed to common solidarity

for the good and benefit of all our men, women, elders and children...


The Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag
Resource Council Inc.

is incorporated as an Aboriginal non-profit organization, providing advisory and technical services to the member First Nations. The Kabapikotawangag Protocol, which is founded on the Anishinaabe language, culture and traditions, along with provincial and federal policies, provides the guidelines for the legal and political structures of the organization.

The Governing Board of AKRC, with guidance from the Elders Council, serves as primary counsel for the introduction and deliberation of issues affecting the operational and structural integrity of the AKRC. All Governing Board members are Chiefs of the five communities, and decisions are reached through the traditional model of consensus.

The AKRC staff, committees & communities work together

to ensure the cooperation, coordination and holistic approaches are in place for the deliver of services to support a high quality of life for the Anishinaabe people. The primary focus is to ensure the children, youth, adults and elders of the member First Nation communities have the resources available to meet the challenges and opportunities for life-long development.

The Story of the
Kabapikotawangag Staff

The Kabapikotawangag Staff belongs to the Lake of the Sand Bars. It was given to us by the spiritual. It was given to Clifford in a dream. (Told by Clifford Skead)

A man came and told him to make a staff for the lake people. The staff was to be the size of a man - longer than 6 feet. The feathers belong to and represent each community.

The ribbons represent the rainbow.
The beaver pelt represents the beaver that lives in the water.
The pipe was to have a stub and be purple like the sky.
The one who looks after the Tribal Council has to look after it, and it looks after us.
The staff should be feasted in the spring and the fall - all these things are sacred. It can be feasted anywhere on the Lake.
The spiritual staff (being) was given to us by the Creator.

Clifford waited before he told anyone.

He had a second dream and saw the staff. He was asked “Do you have it made?”
“No” he said.

This will keep your people together.

( A seventh Eagle Feather was added to the Staff to represent the Youth
of AKRC. )

The staff can be at traditional, non-traditional, and government meetings.
It can stay at the office where the man that looks after the Tribal Council is.
It has to be near him. The Kabapikotawangag Staff does not have to go to meetings... except when the Elders gather.

The Mandate of the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council:

  • Development and implementation of strategic initiatives that enhance the individual Anishinaabe's ability to complete the life cycle from infancy to elder in a socially, economically and spiritually self-sufficient community.
  • Promotion and protection of the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag commitment to their language, culture, history, spirituality and sacred relation to the land and waters.
  • Promotion and protection of the special treaty and fiduciary relationships to the crown.
  • Act as a collective entity to develop economic initiatives for the 5 member First Nations while protecting, enhancing conserving, and managing the resources in the Kabapikotawangag ( Lake of the Woods).
  • Develop technological capabilities at the First Nation level in all areas of resource harvesting and management.

While carrying out this mandate in providing programs and services to the five member First Nations, the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council will also engage other governments and organizations in establishing relationships, protocols and agreements.

The Chief's for Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council have taken steps to assume greater political responsibilities and representation for member First Nations. In regard, changes are taking place to reflect new mandates, relationships and protocols in matters of self-government.


The Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag are historically known as the
People of the Lake, the Spirit Lake,
Commonly referred to as the Lake of the Woods.


Contact Us

Phone: (807) 226-4445
Fax: (807) 226-4459
Toll Free: (888) 436-1993



Anishinaabeg of
Resource Council Inc.

Main Office, P.O. Box 237,
Sioux Narrows, ON P0X 1N0