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Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is an Aboriginal political organization that represents 49 First Nation communities within the territory of James Bay Treaty 9 and the Ontario portions of Treaty 5. NAN territory covers two-thirds of Ontario and spans 210,000 square miles. The approximate population of NAN is 45,000 members. The people of Nishnawbe Aski traditionally speak Ojibway, Cree, and Ojicree. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (known as Grand Council Treaty 9 until 1983) was established in 1973 as the regional organization representing the political, social and economic interests of the people of Northern Ontario. In 1977, Grand Council Treaty 9 made a public declaration of the rights and principles of Nishnawbe Aski. NAN's four member elected Executive Council together with individual NAN First Nation Chiefs, advocate on behalf of the people and communities of Nishnawbe Aski to ensure a better quality of life.
Fonds comprises material relating to the activities of Nishawbe Aski Nation. Fonds includes correspondence, documents, resources, and other material. Fonds also includes photographs collected by NAN relating to a number of residential schools.
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre