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FNT2T visits Tootinaowaziibeeng on a beautiful mid September day

September 16, 2019

Treaty 2 Territory – It was a beautiful late summer day while we travel within the Treaty 2 Territory.  First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) continues to be busy with uniting of local Nations within the territory.

As you may be aware, the Treaty 2 Territory is one of the unique Treaty territories within Treaty 1-11.   Treaty 2 Territory (T2T) has nine (9) Nations who made Treaty 2 in 1871 and fifteen (15) other local Nations (First Nations) located within the territory. No other treaty in Canada has this mixture of historical circumstances. 

Today we traveled to Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve.  We met with their leaders and administration staff. A presentation was made about FNT2T and the steps the new Nation-based Treaty-based government is developing through Councils, Circles and Regional Services. The Spirt and Intent of the Treaty continues to be discussed while discussing infrastructure, programs and services.

Unfinished treaty business was a key topic which included; Outstanding Treaty issues such as implementation of Treaty; Outstanding Treaty issues such as lands and resources; Outstanding Treaty issues such as working; relationships; Compensation for land taken up; and Return of lands not taken up.  No matter the number in the territory all situations and issues are alike within The Nation and unity is required.

The visit finished off with Chief Barry McKay presenting our Lead Keeper with tobacco and an Eagle Feather. Very beautiful land scape within the valley!

Last modified: September 19, 2019

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