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Treaty One Nation and Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Agreement strengthens First Nations People and the Arts Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty No. 1 Territory, October 4, 2021:  The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) -Qaumajuq and the Treaty One Nation joined together on Friday in Qaumajuq to sign an agreement that commits both organizations to working together long-term on shared initiatives. Stephen Borys, WAG-Qaumajuq Director and CEO was joined by Treaty One…

Treaty One Responds to Province’s Land Acknowledgement

The province announced Thursday that sessions of the Manitoba Legislature will now begin with an Indigenous land acknowledgement. Land acknowledgements are an honorable and historically accurate way to recognize the traditional First Nations, Métis and Inuit territories. “Acknowledging that we are the original peoples of this territory is an important step towards reconciliation, the strengthening of our nations, and will…

Statement from the Treaty One Nation regarding Eileen Clarke Resignation from Cabinet

“The Treaty One Nation offers its support to MLA Eileen Clarke in her decision to resign from the PC Cabinet, following the insensitive and biased remarks of the Premier in a press conference last week.  Ms. Clarke has been a respectful and competent Minister for Indigenous and Northern Affairs and has worked hard to build respectful relationships with First Nations…

Treaty One Nation Sends Support to Cowessess First Nation

Grounds Search Leads to Horrific Discovery of Largest Unmarked Gravesite at Marieval RS Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg MB – Today, the Treaty One Nation sends Cowessess First Nation prayers and support for the recent and horrific discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School (IRS) in Saskatchewan. “The Treaty One Nation is saddened…

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…

Treaty One Nation Slams Pallister Government’s Approach to Reconciliation

“While the Treaty One Nation supports this small step towards building a relationship with Indigenous people of Manitoba, the Treaty One Nation was never consulted regarding the establishment of an Elders Advisory Council, nor did we provide any input into the nomination of Knowledge Keepers for Treaty One. Furthermore, the Treaty One Nation has reached out to begin dialogue with…

Treaty One Nations Provide Unanimous Support for NDP Motion

The Treaty One Nation Backs MP Leah Gazan’s Motion to Recognize Indian Residential Schools as Genocide   Treaty No. 1 Territory, Winnipeg MB – The Treaty One Nation is providing unanimous support for MP Leah Gazan’s Motion for the federal government to recognize Indian Residential Schools (IRS) as genocide.   The United Nations defines genocide as any act committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in…

Statement from the Treaty One Nation in Solidarity of the Muslim Community

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – “The Treaty One Nation stands in solidarity with the Muslim Community. We are shocked of the horrific murder of the Afzaal family in London Ontario. Terrorism, hate and racism will not be tolerated. The criminal responsible must be held accountable. From the Treaty One Nations we offer strength and prayers to the Afzaal family…

Statement from Treaty One Nation on the Sentencing of Brayden Bushby

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – The sentence for Barbara Kentner’s murderer was handed down in Ontario court today.  Brayden Bushby was sentenced to eight years for manslaughter after fatally throwing a trailer hitch at Barbara and her sister in Thunder Bay in January 2017. Chief Dennis Meeches, Spokesperson for the Treaty One Nation states:  “This sentence of eight years is woefully inadequate for the pain and suffering Mr. Bushby has caused for Barbara’s family, friends, and community.  The investigations,…

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