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Treaty 6 Territory and the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan Flag Raising Ceremony - October 25th, 2013
City Hall, Saskatoon, SK
Visit us here on a timeline of historic events!
Welcomes everyone to the 2013
Office of the Treaty Commissioner Pavilion
Thanks each and everyone of you for stopping in to see the captivating history with your
We look forward to greeting
you there next year!
Congratulates all athletes on the
Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games 2013
Join us here for unofficial results
What Do Indians Want?
A Special Production by the
at the First Nations University of Canada
Aboriginal and non-aboriginal students were paried up to look at each story through their own lens. The result was an understanding that while we are different, manuy of the things we want are the same.
Join us here to listen the results
Success of Urban Reserves
Presentations to the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba
February 13th, 2013
L-R Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Councillor Harry J. Lafond, Saskatoon Mayor, His Worship Don Atchison and Manitoba Treaty Commissioner James Wilson
Treaty Land Entitlement 20th Anniversary
September 22, 1992 - September 22, 2012
3rd Row Left to Right
Chief Clarence Stone, Chief Harry Lafond, Chief Richard John, Chief Peter Bill, Chief Gerald Swiftwolfe, Chief Gabriel Gopher, Chief Wayne Standinghorn, Chief Charles Paddy, Chief Frank Iron, Chief Louis George, Chief Ron Michel, Chief Blaine Favel, A/Chief Joe Waskewitch
2nd Row Left to Right
Chief Albert Musqus, Chief Albert Pinacie, Chief Denton George, Chief Marie Anne Daywalker-Pelletier, Chief Art Kaiswatum, Chief Rick Gamble, Chief Irvin Starblanket, Chief Hank Neapetung, Chief Richard Gladue, Chief Johnson Kakum, Chief Mike Baptiste, Chief Gordon Oakes.
1st Row Left to Right
Senator Bill Standingready, Dr. Lloyd Barber, Honourable Pierre Cadieux, Senator Ernest Mike, Bob MItchell, Premier Roy Romanow, Lieutenant Govenor Sylvia Fedoruk, Chief Roland Crowe, Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Grand Chief Ovide Mercredi, Honourable Tom Siddon, Honourable Bill McKnight, 1s Vice Chief Dan Bellegarde, Treaty Commissioner Cliff Wright.
September 22, 2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of the execution of the Treaty Land Entitlement Framework Agreement (the "Framework Agreement") by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada ("Canada"), Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Saskatchewan ("Saskatchewan") and twenty-two (22) of the twenty-six (26) Indian Bands in Saskatchewan which had established their claims to receive additional land under an existing Treaty. The right to receive additional land was generally referred to as "outstanding Treaty land entitlement".
The claims of some of the Entitlement Bands had been outstanding for a very significant period of time, some dating back to 1874 when Treaty Number Four was signed. Seven of the twenty-six Entitlement Bands are adherents to Treaty Number Four, seventeen are signatories to Treaty Number Six (signed in 1876), while the remaining two Entitlement Bands are adherents to Treaty Number Ten (signed in 1906).
The Framework Agreement was the result of an intensive and co-operative effort by Canada, Saskatchewan and the FSIN/AEC to resolve the outstanding Treaty land entitlement of 26 Bands in Saskatchewan.
We are all Treaty People (click on link to join us at the We Are All Treaty People Video)
Treaties are beneficial to all people in Saskatchewan. They are considered mutually beneficial arrangements that quarantee co-existence between the treaty parties. Newcomers and their decendents benefit from the wealth generated from the land and the foundational rights provided in the treaties. They built their society in the new land where some were looking for political and religious freedoms. Today, there are misconceptions that only First Nations peoples are part to the treaties, but in reality, both parties are part of the treaty. All people in Saskatchewan are treaty people.
According to First Nations people's natural laws, all creation lived in balance and harmony.....
Treaty Essential Learnings.....page 16 (click on link to join us at the Treaty Essential Learnings section)
Did you know?