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Governing Board of Chiefs

Definition and Purpose of the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag, Non-Profit Corporation

The Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council is a non-profit corporation in the Province of Ontario and has been in existence since March 24, 1997. The Governing Gouncil consists of Five (5) member First Nations. The Chiefs and member First Nations include:

  • Chief Kimberly Sandy Kasprick - Northwest Angle #33
  • Chief Chris Skead - Wauzhushk Onigum Nation
  • Chief Carol Copenace - Big Grassy River
  • Chief Kathy Kishiqueb - Ojibways of Onigaming
  • Chief Vanessa Powassin - Animakee Wa Zhing #37

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The Mandate of the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council is:

  • Development and implementation of strategic initiatives that enhance the individual Anishinaabe's ability to complete the life cycle from infancy to elder in society, 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 with 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 of Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Council have taken steps to assume greater political responsibilities and representation for member First Nations. In regards, changes are taking place to reflect new mandates, relationships and protocols in matters of self-government.

Vision Statement

From time immemorial our Nations and people have lived enjoyed the gifts of the Creation. We have enjoyed and benefited from a long history of political, social, and cultural, and spiritual interactions and relationships. The laws and principles we adhere to are those that are set forth in the Ogichitibaakonigewin and the teachings of Gizhiiwaatiziwin, Aatsookaanan, Miinigoowiziwin, and Kagiikwiwinan that have been handed down by our ancestors.


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