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First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory meet with Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

January 9, 2019

First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory meet with Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

The First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNiT2) Senior Government Officials started off the new year meeting with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM) on January 8, 2019 at the FNiT2 Government Building in Dauphin, Manitoba.

Dr. Elder Harry Bone from Keeseekoowenin Ojibway Nation and Chairperson of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Council of Elders shared an Oral Perspective and the Importance of Treaties. Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross from the Hollow Water First Nation, Treaty 5 spoke about Treaties and Reconciliation. Cynthia Bird, Treaty Education Initiative Advisor from the Peguis First Nation in Treaty 1 presented an overview of the Treaty Education Initiative (TEI) following by an impressive presentation on Localizing Treaty Education.

Boh Kubrakovich, Senior Officer of the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory provided an overview of the Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan and the current Treaty 2 Government structure and activities. Mr. Kubrakovich presented the FNiT2 official flag to the Treaty Relations Commission.

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM) is a neutral body, created through a partnership between the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Canada with a mandate to strengthen, rebuild and enhance the Treaty relationship and mutual respect between First Nations and Manitobans as envisaged by the Treaty Parties.

The TRCM will enhance and maintain positive intergovernmental relations and cooperation, conduct independent research that advances discussion on Treaty related issues, and facilitate public understanding of the importance and role of Treaty making in building a stronger and healthier nation.

Last modified: January 9, 2019

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