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UNFINISHED TREATY BUSINESS – “Cede, Release and Surrender: Let’s Face It – It Didn’t Happen Here” – PART 3

UNFINISHED TREATY BUSINESS – “Cede, Release and Surrender: Let’s Face It – It Didn’t Happen Here” – PART 3

Today’s generations of the Anishinaabe people have taken to heart what our parents, grandparents, and Elders had been saying all this time – Treaty was about sharing the land—not giving it away.  The treaty is a living document. This means that each generation, past, present and future applies its terms according to the experiences faced …

Unfinished Treaty Business – The Crown apologized for the “great frauds and abuses” – Part 2

Unfinished Treaty Business – The Crown apologized for the “great frauds and abuses” – Part 2

Treaty 2 Territory – Inherent Rights are the original and ancestral rights held by First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory. They are born with inherent rights because their ancestors have been in these territories since creation. These Inherent Rights are all encompassing in order for the people of the collective Nation, the Local Nations, to …

PART ONE: TREATY MEDALS

PART ONE: TREATY MEDALS

FRENCH/BRITISH INDIAN PEACE MEDALS King George III and his iconic “Peace Medal,” which were given to the Chiefs dating back to the 17th century. The silver medal perfectly symbolizes the three founding peoples of Canada. The medal was struck in France under Louis XV (1715-1744) for distribution to the leaders of Indigenous allies or to …

Formation of the Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory

Formation of the Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory

Treaty 2 Territory – On 12 June 2018 in an Assembly held at Lake Manitoba First Nation, Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan – Treaty 2 Governing Council (Chiefs Council) resolved that; Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan would promote the formation of a collective Nation and Government consisting of all First Nations with lands reserved in Treaty 2 Territory. This includes First …

History of Treaty 2

History of Treaty 2

Treaty 2 was entered in to on 21 August 1871 at Manitoba House, Rupertsland, with representatives of the Queen of England and Ireland. The original Anishinaabe (Chippewa and Cree), who were present, constitute Treaty 2 today. It is known that many of the chiefs and leaders within the territory were at the early gathering and after …