We Are All Treaty People

Witchekan Lake First Nation Treaty day

  • Published - 26/06/2019
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  • Posted By - Kiannah Cameron
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On Witchekan Lake First Nation, Treaty day was celebrated with hours of activities for both youth and adults.

They had bouncy castles, a petting zoo, horse rides and face painting which managed to keep the young ones busy and having fun. They also hosted a neck bone eating contest for the adults.

Aside from all the play and games, the cultural side definitely played a big role in the day. There was a swearing in ceremony for the newly elected Chief and Council, speeches and a receiving of gifts for all of them. Powwow dancers were present and were able to dance their style for everyone, accompanied by “Iron Horse” drum group. There was also a cadet graduation.

After a delicious lunch was served, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, Mary Culbertson, gathered everyone together by the three big tipi’s to listen to the re-enactment of Treaty 6 and a re-enactment of when Witchekan adhered to Treaty 6. The play was orchestrated and co-written by two of the OTC’s summer students, Kiannah Cameron and Lahyton Keshane.  

At the end of the day was the announcement of Witchekan Lake’s new charter bus. It came driving down the highway honking and the whole crowd couldn’t help but clap and cheer.