Nipissing First Nation passes first Ontario Aboriginal constitution

CBC Radio Canada

The Nipissing First Nation has passed a constitution that’s believed to be the only First Nations constitution in Ontario. But there are questions about what this document actually does for the community.

The constitution was passed by the Nipissing First Nation with a vote of 319 to 56. Chief Marianna Couchie said the vote count was “empowering.”

“It took more than 10 years to create this law,” she said. “It's a major step towards self-government."

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CBC Radio Canada. "Nipissing First Nation passes first Ontario Aboriginal constitution." CBC Radio Canada. January 21, 2014. Audio. (, accessed March 11, 2014)