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Treaty 6 Adhesion Commemoration

  • Published - 30/08/2019
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner with the Treaty 6 Adhesion 1889 Commemoration Committee celebrated 130 years since the signing of Treaty 6 Adhesion on Aug. 28, at the geographical centre of Saskatchewan, Molanosa at the Molanosa Cultural Grounds

The day began by honouring the spirit and intent of Treaty with a Pipe Ceremony. There was the unveiling of the Treaty 6 Adhesion plaque and flag.

“It was a proud day to be part of the 130th Commemoration of the 1889 Treaty 6 Adhesion. The work and effort into such a legacy project has been just amazing, it is an honour to be part of this group,” said Mary Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan.

“The importance of the signing of the Treaty 6 Adhesion 1889 in building Canada has to be recognized. Commemorations are important to teach youth, celebrate Treaty history, and remind the parties of the signing that they have Treaty obligations that they need to fulfil.”

There has been little education about Treaty adhesions and we are working to change that, Culbertson said. There have been 18 adhesions to Treaty 6 right up until the 1950s. 

“It is vital to know where we all came from and how our ancestors on both sides made Treaty to give their grandchildren and children a better life in a changing world.” 

The Treaty 6 Adhesion Commemoration Project Committee is comprised of volunteers from Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Prince Albert Grand Council, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, and Office of the Treaty Commissioner.

Media coverage of the event at Molanosa:

Ceremony marks 130 years since Treaty 6 Adhesion | Eagle Feather News

Plaque unveiled to commemorate Treaty 6 adhesion | paNOW

‘It’s a special day’: Woodland Cree nations gather to mark 130 years since they signed onto Treaty 6 | Prince Albert Daily