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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory sits out of colonial genocidal celebrations – Canceling, Canada Day 2022

July 1, 2022

** Trigger Warning**

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – For the second consecutive year, the Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory sits out of colonial genocidal celebrations – Canceling, Canada Day

This past year has had many heartbreaking moments.  We have also seen incredible revelations, work, healing, and positivity.  We continue doing our best to improve the quality of Bimaadiziiwin despite the political reality of consistently being held up against narrow and paternalistic interpretations of the Treaties.

This day of sacred healing and stillness is one day of many that should be meaningfully set aside to promote humanity, kindness, and dignity out of respect and to honour the lives of children and the generations of peoples that were harmed and lost.

The first steps in Reconciliation are difficult.  By approaching days like July 1st guided by our seven sacred laws; Honesty, Love, Courage, Truth, Wisdom, Humility, and Respect, we can educate and motivate everyone on this journey of healing together.

PDF version:  Media Release July 1 2022 – Government of FNT2T and Canada Day 2022

Special Session- Council of Chiefs 19 November

2018 Resolution 2018-11-19-004 RE: A Protocol Agreement on Advancing Reconciliation

Treaty 2 Territory Portal – www.treaty2territory.com

www.treaty2.comwww.fnt2t.com –  www.moccasintrailnews.com

 

For further details please contact FNT2T Lead Keeper, Boh Kubrakovich at 204.648.6268 boh.k@fnt2t.com

 

For Media Inquiries:

Danielle McGurry, Communications Keeper

(204) 638.3797 | Email: Danielle.McGurry@fnt2t.com

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Last modified: July 1, 2022

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