Earlier this year, the Anishinabek Nation Chiefs-in-Assembly approved the Anishinabek Nation Children and Youth Bill of Rights, which acts as a record of rights for all Anishinabek Children and Youth.

At the Anishinabek Fall Assembly this week, Chief Duke Peltier was named as the new Anishinabek Nation Children’s Commissioner.

Peltier says he is honoured and sees his role in making some significant changes in child welfare and First Nation communities.

Since 2008, the Anishinabek Nation has been engaged in initiatives to support the development of the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law.

The appointment was announced by Grand Council Glen Hare.