150 Commemoration Celebration


July 31 – August 2, 2021

  • Ceremonies and Teachings with Knowledge Keepers at Lower Fort Garry

August 3, 2021

  • Live Stream Events at Lower Fort Garry
  • Traditional Pow Wow at Naawi-Oodena site (former Kapyong Barracks)
  • Scavenger Hunt Kickoff

August 4, 2021

  • Treaty One Flag Raising with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

August 5, 2021

  • Moccasin Games Live Stream

August 6, 2021

  • Nation Challenge Golf Tournament

August 7, 2021

  • Rock Painting Contest

August 8, 2021

  • Treaty-Themed Art Contest

August 9, 2021

  • Treaty One Talent Show

And more, stay tune!

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Treaty 1 150th News

‘Indigenomics’ all about respect

Envisioning the future of Treaty 1 is today’s focus and is best done through the eyes of our young First Nations leaders whose thoughtful words can help us frame a dialogue about where we go from here. Ashley Daniels is a full-time student at the University of Manitoba, working towards completing her medical degree. She formerly sat on the Assembly…

Indigenous signatories to treaty envisioned life of opportunity

If you have been reading this series of articles leading up to the 150th anniversary of the making of Treaty 1 on Aug. 3, 1871, you will have gained a greater understanding of the true intent, from the First Nations’ perspective, of discussions and desired outcomes that were based on sharing, mutual obligations, rights to our land and a livelihood…

Hidden agenda, broken promises behind Treaty 1 signing

After eight tense days of negotiations, our First Nations and colonial ancestors sat together in a circle at the Stone Fort (Lower Fort Garry), ready to conclude the making of Treaty 1. The date was Aug. 3, 1871, but this was no ordinary signing ceremony. It was a sacred pipe ceremony that bound both parties together with the Creator in…

Visionary Treaty 1 chiefs experienced strategists

There were some big names who gathered at Lower Fort Garry to negotiate Treaty 1 — chiefs Yellow Quill and Henry Prince, among other leaders and visionaries — whose goal was to use their experience and negotiating savvy to create an agreement that would foster an enduring relationship of mutual obligation between First Nations and the new colonial government. This…

Treaty No. 1 document can’t convey full story – Part 1 (The Making of Treaty No.1)

By: Dennis Meeches Posted: 4:00 AM CDT Monday, Jun. 28, 2021 They travelled many miles in the blazing heat of a Manitoba summer in 1871. More than a thousand people strong — on foot, on horseback and by cart. Chiefs, tribe leaders and their families came from all directions. Their destination: the stone fort we now know as Lower Fort Garry.…

Treaty One set to turn 150

Six-week campaign seeks to educate Canadians on meaning of treaties A six-week countdown to the 150th anniversary of the signing of Treaty No. 1 kicked off Sunday in hopes of educating the public on the past, present and future of the treaties. The campaign will include a six-part series in the Winnipeg Free Press and commemorative videos themed around the history of…

Countdown to the 150th anniversary of the signing of Treaty No. 1 Begins

Treaty One Nation, Treaty Relations Commission, and Parks Canada begin virtual campaign leading up to August 3rd Commemoration ST.ANDREWS, MB, June 20, 2021 /CNW/ – Today, the Treaty One Nation, in partnership with Parks Canada and the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, are launching the six-week countdown to the 150th Anniversary of the making of Treaty No. 1 on August 3, 2021. This virtual campaign kicks off with…

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