The purpose of Treaty 2 21 August 1871 “….to open up to settlement and immigration a tract of country bounded and described hereinafter mentioned, and to obtain the consent thereto of her Indian subjects inhabiting the said tract, and to make treaty and arrangements with them, so that there be peace and good will…”
The Treaty 2 Territory includes 8,676,828 hectares of land (21,440,909 acres). Included within our territory are many of our mountains, rivers and lakes which include; Riding Mountain National Park, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Hecla/ Grindstone Provincial Park, and Moose Mountain Provincial Park Saskatchewan and many lakes such as Dauphin Lake, Clear Lake, Childs Lake, south basin of Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Winnipeg and north basin of Lake Manitoba.
OUR FIRST NATIONS
Dauphin River First Nation, Ebb and Flow, Keeseekoowenin (Riding Mountain/Dauphin Lake), Lake Manitoba (Dog Creek), Lake St Martin, Little Saskatchewan, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi (Crane River), Pinaymootang (Fairford) and Skownan (Waterhen). Treaty No.2 is unique where currently fifteen (15) other First Nations presides; two (2) Treaty No.1, three (3) Dakota First Nations, eight (8) Treaty No.4 and two (2) Treaty No. 5.