Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner

Abinoojiinyan Onjii E-bimiikang

Getzit Mike Esquega gifts Duke Peltier with a floral vest and beaded medallion to honour his role as the Anishinabek Nation Children’s Commissioner.

Providing high-level oversight over the implementation, compliance and enforcement of the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law, and the Anishinabek Nation Children and Youth Bill of Rights.

Appointed at the Anishinabek Fall Assembly in 2019, Anishinabek Nation Children's Commissioner Duke Peltier is an independent voice for Anishinabek children and youth up to 18 years of age, advocating for their best interest(s), rights and well-being.

Roles of the Children's Commissioner


  • Brings attention to new areas of concern;
  • Provides feedback and critical analysis of systemic needs for improvement;
  • Provides recommendations in relation to the well-being of Anishinaabe children, youth, and families;
  • Provides practical policy amendment(s) to include Anishinaabe culture, language, and/or tradition;
  • Promotes and protects the rights of all Anishinabek children and youth; and
  • Focuses on the Anishinabek children and youth facing difficulties and/or challenges.


  • Assists in obtaining and providing relevant information regarding the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law, and the Anishinabek Child, Youth, and Family Well-Being System;
  • Acts as a liaison between individuals or groups and the Anishinabek Nations' child well-being structures;
  • Serves as a communicator and/or facilitator; and
  • Provides support to all Anishinabek First Nations and e'dbendaagzijig (members) regardless of residency.

Every child and youth deserves to feel safe and cared for, free from abuse and connected to their culture, families and communities.

Duke Peltier

Anishinabek Nation Children's Commissioner

Children's Commissioner Liaison

The Children's Commissioner Liaison is responsible for supporting the Anishinabek Nation Children's Commissioner in their role. The Liaison will liaise with Anishinabek First Nation Representatives, and federal and provincial governments responsible for child, youth and family services, child well-being agencies, prevention programs for children, youth and family well-being, and other stakeholders.