We Are All Treaty People

The mission of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner in Saskatchewan is unique with the Office playing a two-fold role. The first is to support a bi-lateral Treaty Table process between the Government of Canada and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN).

The Treaty Table meets approximately three times per year and has a mandate “to identify options and make recommendations to assist in resolving issues that affect the Treaty relationship, in the following priority areas, including but not limited to:

  • Economic independence (including lands and resources; hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering; shelter (housing));
  • Justice;
  • Education and Child Welfare; and
  • Health.”

(2008 Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of Canada and the FSIN)

The second role of the OTC is to advocate for and build a strong relationship between First Nations and non-First Nations people in Saskatchewan to ensure an effective response among Saskatchewan citizens to support a shared destiny.

Treaty Timeline

The history of treaties in Saskatchewan starts well before Europeans arrived. View the treaty timeline to walk through history.

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