We Are All Treaty People

Elder Danny Musqua

Born to Nellie Brass (Keys First Nation) and Roy Musqua (Keeseekoose First Nation) on the Keeseekoose reserve May 29th, 1937. In addition to being an Elder in residence for the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, Danny is an Instructor and Elder in residence at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUC).

Danny’s greatest inspiration came from his father Roy Musqua and his uncle John Tootoosis. They taught me about treaties, the meaning of treaties as well as the spirit and intent. They taught me to be proud as a people and to never forget that we had an agreement with the Crown. They taught me that it was very important to keep learning about treaties and so I did. One of the greatest things is that I’m part of the “Teaching Treaties in the Classroom” which I’m so proud to teach about our treaties.

Danny is married to Thelma Musqua, originally from the Waywayseecappo Reserve. They had 12 children of which 3 are now deceased. They have 30 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.