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Pinaymootang Will Host First Ever Treaty 2 Territory Winter Games

Treaty 2 Territory - August 28 & 29, 2018, Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan Treaty 2 has officially announced Treaty 2 Territory Winter Games2020 at their annual Grand Council and Treaty Gathering at Clear Lake 61A. At the end of day 2 of the Grand Council of Chiefs, Pinaymootang First NationChief Woodhouse announced that his community is proud to host the games. “Today is a great day for our youth, sport and Pinaymootang. Our sports and games in our territory is the second part of education and it is important to our government of Treaty 2 territory”, said host community Chief Woodhouse.

The purpose of the winter games is to celebrate our young Anishinaabe through sport, activates and recreation which will promote Mino-Bimaadiziwin. Some activities of the winter games may include hockey, trap setting, snowshoeing just to name a few. “Today is a great day for our youth, sport and Pinaymootang. Our sports and games in our territory is the second part of education and it is important to our government of Treaty 2 territory”, said host community Chief Woodhouse.

A Youth and Sport council has now been launched and positions need to be filled from our communities of the Treaty 2 territory. Involvement include all communities who join the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory.These communities include Ebb & Flow, Dauphin River, Keeseekoowenin, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Saskatchewan, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi, Pinaymootang, Skownan and Tootinaowasiibeeng. Summer games will soon be announcedsoon.



Press Release of Grand Council and Treaty Gathering at Clear Lake 61A (28/29 August 2018)

Treaty 2 Territory – A historic gathering of the leaders and people of the Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan Treaty 2 Grand Council was held at the Keeseekoowenin – Clear Lake 61a on August 28, 29, 2018. Although, the date had been rescheduled from August 20, 21, 2018, which had 275 registered, there was 150 participants attending for the new date. In attendance were the leaders, Elders, knowledge-keepers, women, and youth, through the Seven (7) Councils in the current structure who offered their knowledge, their recommendations and commitmentto building the Treaty 2 Territory Government.

Along with the reporting the governance work happening in the Treaty 2 Territory, discussions were held by each of the Councils (Chiefs, Elders, Women, Land & Water, Youth and Anishinabek). The Council of Chiefs of the Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan – Treaty 2 also selected a new Grand Chief, through a consensus form of decision making, with the title of Grand Chief being handed over from Chief Norman Bone of Keeseekoowenin to Chief Eugene Eastman from O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation.

Beyond the governance aspect of the gathering, recreational and entertainment was also provided by a Keeseekoowenin First Nation singer - Jeremy Bone, and renowned entertainer Gerry Barrett in his persona as “Ojibwe Elvis” and Anishinaabe the puppeteers – Ken Catcheway and Charolette Catcheway, who are Councillors from Skownan First Nation. As well, the Youth from Skownan First Nation conducted video recording and interviews of the people in attendance who are being mentored to this type of work by Freedom Studios. The event was also recorded by the Red Roots Productions and sound management conducted by Ray Mousseau from Ebb & Flow First Nation.

The host community – Keeseekoowenin looked after the food, grounds, security and maintenance. Hats off to Chief Norman Bone and the Special project office for the tasks at hand by the host community.

The Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan and First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory also made the announcement for Winter Games to be held in 2020 to be hosted by Pinaymootang First Nation who volunteered to host the games. “Today is a great day for our youth, sport and Pinaymootang. Our sports and games in our territory is the second part of education and it is important to our government of Treaty 2 territory”, said host community Chief Woodhouse. As well, it was announced that the next Grand Council gathering would be hosted by Lake Manitoba First Nation in the summer of 2019; further notice will be continually provided as the details develop for the next gathering.

The Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan - Treaty 2 is appreciative of all the work being done by the leaders, people and staff of the Treaty 2 Territory and is looking forward to the further work in creating the Treaty 2 Government. Kitchi-Miigwich to all, in unity we remain.

 


Ebb and Flow Top Golf Team in the Treaty 2 Territory Battle of the Nations 2018 Treaty 2 Territory

Gilbert Plains Golf Course in the heart of the Treaty 2 Territory and named after Gilbert Bone the guardian of the plains north of the mountains from the Mekis/Dauphin Lake/Riding Mountain Band played host to the first Annual Treaty 2 Territory Battle of the Nations Golf Championship. Organized by the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory and host Nation Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve.

Treaty 2 Territory has just under 22 million acres and has twenty four (24) First Nations; 9 that made Treaty 2 - 21 August 1871,fifteen (15) more that live within the territory and five (5) more that border on the eastern side of Lake Winnipeg. We congratulate this year's best team in the Treaty 2 Territory; Ebb and Flow First Nation shooting 59. Lead by Master John North, Cecil Houle, Deon Houle and John Baptiste. Second Place determined with a count back with 59 was Lake Manitoba First Nation captained by Ron Missyabit, Dean Edwards, Tim Edwards and Shane Roulette. Third was Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve headed by Chief Barry McKay, George McKay, Scott Lynxleg, Phillip Ironstand with 60. Congrats to all 16 teams from 12 Nations!

CP Winners; Treaty 2(4th Hole) Jared Hudson (Peguis), Kiniw (9th Hole) Brad Moosetail (Pine Creek), WRTC (Hole #14) Derek Straightnose (Keeseekoose), Kiniw(Hole #17) Tim Edwards (Lake MB). Kiniw Putting Contest went to Stan Mancheese and the Skins Winner after a 16 player shoot off went to Scott Lynxleg and Team Tootinaowaziibeeng. Winners of Kiniw Flight (1st Flight) 1st Place: Team Cote, 2nd Place: Team Pine Creek, 3rd Place: Team Tootinaowaziibeeng; Winners of Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan Flight (2nd Flight) went to 1st Place: Team Peguis, 2nd Place: Team Sapotaweyak and 3rd Place: Team Keeseekoowenin. Great Job organizers, staff, host golf course and off course the teams and players. Next year’s event with be held in the eastern side of the Treaty 2 Territory next year.


Grand Council and Treaty Gathering has been rescheduled to August 28/29

Treaty 2 Territory –The Treaty 2 Grand Council and Treaty Gathering has been rescheduled to August 28-29, 2018 and will continue to be hosted by the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nationat the Clear Lake IR61A reservelocated on the northwest shores of Clear Lake in Riding Mountains. 

The purpose of the Grand Council is to celebrate the 147th anniversary of the meeting of Chippewa Nation and representatives of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland at Manitoba House at Lake Manitoba on August 21, 1871. The event is of great historical significance.

At the Grand Council gathering, meetings of the various Councils will take place, including the Lands and Waters Council, Elders Council, Women's Council, Youth Council, and a meeting of the Council of Chiefs. 
The Gathering is organized by Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan, which is mandated to advance interests in culture, language and history. This year is of special significance because the Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan through the collective decision of the Treaty 2 First Nations hasmoved forward toward uniting all the First Nations in the Treaty 2 Territory. 

Grand Chief Norman Bone affirmed the intention of uniting all the First Nations within the Treaty 2 Territory by stating, “The initiative is necessary because in addition to the nine First Nations who were at Manitoba House in 1871, since then there are another fifteen First Nations with reserves in Treaty 2 Territory. If we are going to defend and protect the lands and waters in our territory, we all of us have to be involved and active in asserting our Inherent Rights." Going further to say, "We have to be united to defend our Rights and interests, and ensure our future generations can enjoy the gifts of the natural world." 

All First Nations in the Treaty 2 Territory are invited to attend and come and talk about our future as we move forward together.

For further information please email us at office@treaty2.com or visit our website to register at www.treaty2.com


Grand Council & Treaty Gathering Postponement

Treaty 2 Territory - It is with the greatest respect to the family and community of Elder Doug Blackbird who has departed from this life and is journeying into the next that we acknowledge his life and the history he carried with him. Elder Blackbird was the last living descendent that experienced the forced relocation from the Riding Mountain area to the present location of the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation. Elder Blackbird was recognized as a hard-working man and highly respected by all who knew him. It is a great loss not only for the people of Keeseekoowenin, but for all of the First Nations in Treaty 2 territory.

It is the Anishinaabe way to stop all formal activity and give honour to the departed spirit who is journeying to meet the Creator. The Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan - Treaty 2 will follow this protocol and is postponing the Grand Council gathering scheduled for August 19-21, 2018 at Keeseekoowenin 61A. No date has been confirmed yet as to when the gathering will be rescheduled and another date will be announced shortly. 


(Daily start time: 9:00am)

Registration Opens today and will close Sunday 26 August

Phone: 204.648.6268  | Email: office@treaty2.com