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First Treaties Recognition Week

  • Published - 21/05/2023
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner is excited to celebrate the first Treaties Recognition Week in Saskatchewan, running May 21-27 to commemorate the Treaties and the Treaty Relationship.

The initiative is an important way to advance and celebrate the Treaty Relationship, a key component of reconciliation. Having the provincially recognized week ensures the teachings of Treaty are given recognition and continue in the curriculum of our schools,” said Mary Musqua-Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan.

The initiative was introduced by students in the Grade 5 Class at École Lumsden Elementary and their teacher Justin Freitag as part of their diligent work on reconciliation and their drive to commemorate the Treaties and the Treaty Relationship.

“These students are the voices of the future of this province and their push for a Treaty Recognition Week is a commendable example of reconciliation. The OTC is also pleased to have the support of First Nation Communities from across the province support the initiative including from LLRIB Chief Tammy Cook-Searson, Sweetgrass Chief Lori Whitecalf and her Council by way of BCR, and Ocean Man Chief Connie Big Eagle.”

School divisions Horizon School Division and Prairie Valley School Division have also come forward to support the initiative.

The Office of the Treaty Commissioner is asking for individuals, organizations, schools, and communities to get involved with Treaty Recognition Week by watching videos and using resources to support learning about the Treaty Relationship. Links to resources will be shared on otc.ca daily from May 23-26.

Day 1: Before Treaty
Day 2: At Treaty
Day 3: After Treaty
Day 4: Today