Friday, August 01, 2014

We are all treaty people

Having marked the 250th anniversary last October of the crown's side of the fundamental treaty relationship agreement underpinning Canada, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, it's only fitting to note that today is the 250th anniversary of the Treaty of Niagara, in which many of the First Nations in the lands newly claimed by the British crown in North America made treaty with the new power.
“The Treaty of Niagara played a significant role in shaping this country and is still relevant today. We expect respect, recognition and implementation of our mutual perspectives and interpretation of our treaty relationship with the Crown on an ongoing basis, as intended by our ancestors who originally entered into treaty 250 years ago.”
                                                - Stan Beardy, Ontario Regional Chief, Chiefs of Ontario
Ontario government notice here.  Chiefs of Ontario here -- image from COO site.
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