The Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council 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 the 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 First Nations, and decisions are reached through the traditional model of consensus.
The AKRC staff, committees and communities work together to ensure the cooperation, coordination and holistic approaches are in place for the delivery 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.
Under the Articles of Incorporation, the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council is mandated for the following:
- development and implementation of strategic initiatives that enhance the individual’s ability to complete the life cycle from infancy to elder in a socially, economically, politically and spiritually self-sufficient community;
- promotion and protection of the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag integrity to their language, culture, history, spirituality and sacred relation to the lands and waters; and
- promotion and protection of the special treaty and fiduciary relationships to the crown.
While carrying out its local mandate in providing programs and services to the five member First Nations, the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council also engage other governments and organizations in establishing relationships, protocols and agreements.
The Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council is committed to the betterment of all First Nations people in Ontario and Canada in matters of self-reliance and self-government.
AKRC has two offices – a main office located at Animakee Wa-Zhing #37 First Nation south of Sioux Narrows, and the Northern Sub Office located at Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation.