Treaty 2 Territory- On August 20, 2021, the Peacemaking team presented the Peacemaking model at the Treaty 2- 150 Commemoration at the Sharing Lodge in Wasagaming, MB. The Treaty 2-150 Commemoration audience consisted of Treaty Commissioners, Leadership, and the people from the Nation. The Peacemaking Keeper presented the vision, the peacemaking model, and moving forward with the Peacemaking Onankonehkawin (law). The Peacemaking team provided the people with the Moccasin Train News Peacemaking Special Edition that provides details on Peacemaking in the Treaty 2 Territory.
The Treaty 2 Commemoration was held to remember 150 years ago a treaty was signed by two nations to share the land and resources. Unfortunately, unfulfilled promises resulted in the dismantling of traditional peacemaking processes. The Peacemaking team were provided an opportunity to present a modern Peacemaking system to the people in the Treaty 2 Territory. The Peacemaking model, structure, and the Seven Circles of Peacemaking were presented to the Nation.
The Peacemaking Team presented a snapshot of the Peacemaking Onankonehkawin (law) to the people. This was a great time to present as the audience consisted of Treaty Commissioners, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and the people. With the wealth in the knowledge at the gathering, this was an important step for Peacemaking to obtain feedback and support from the attendees. The feedback was supportive and included suggestions such as creating our own laws in the Territory. Peacemaking received the constructive feedback, and they will implement in Peacemaking moving forward. The people were informed the Moccasin Trail News created a Special Edition on Peacemaking for further information.
In conclusion, the opportunity to present Peacemaking to the Treaty 2 Territory was successful and further supports the need for Peacemaking in the Treaty 2 Territory. Unfulfilled promises 150 years ago resulted in dismantling Peacemaking processes that maintained peace and harmony in the Nation. To restore peace and harmony, Peacemaking must replace current justice processes that do not work for the people. Peacemaking will continue to forge ahead and hopefully in 150 years, the people will talk about Peacemaking and how it supported ending cycles of oppression caused by broken treaty promises.
Last modified: September 2, 2021