We Are All Treaty People

Treaty 6, Metis Homeland flag raised over Lakeland College campuses

  • Published - 14/09/2017
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  • Posted By - OTC
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Today two new flags flew over the Lakeland College campuses in Vermillion and Lloydminster - Treaty 6 and Metis Homeland.

“The flags are a symbol of shared history and shared future,” said Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young during the event.

This is just an outward sign of the steps Lakeland College is making towards Reconciliation. According to president, Alice Wainwright-Stewart, the college is working to make their campuses a welcoming educational environment including a speaker series, creation of an Aboriginal students’ lounge, awareness courses and more.

“The flags show commitment to relationships based on rights, respect and cooperation,” she said.

Office of the Treaty Commissioner executive director Harry Lafond spoke about the importance of knowing our histories.

“We can't go forward in a good way without knowing from where we've come. That is our identity,” he said.

“Stay curious about the stories that are not told in written form. First Nations, Metis and settlers. All stories. These are our stories.”

Onion Lake Chief Wallace Fox agrees with the message of unity.

“To live and cohabit on this land we need to work together in equal partnership.”