Treaty 2 Territory – Gambler Nation hosted the FNT2T Knowledge Council meeting on Wednesday June 9, 2021. This meeting was held online due to Covid restrictions. There was Knowledge Keepers from Lake St. Martin, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Pinaymootang. Keeseekoowenin, Skownan, Little Saskatchewan and Tootinaowaziibeeng. An opening prayer was done by Louie Malcolm chair of the Knowledge Council.
Agenda items discussed:
- Treaty 150 – Ebb and Flow – August 2021
- Grand Council Gathering – August 24-25, 2021 Ebb Flow
- Earth Lodge – Allen Sutherland
- Children, Families and Nation – Lois Stoll
- Life Long Learning – Donna Beyer
- Peacemaking – Chantell Barker
- AIP – Agreement in Principle – Roy Dawson, Legal
- Welcoming home the evacuees
Opening remarks were done by the representatives from each Nation. They gave their thoughts and feelings on the residential school legacy with the Kamloops Residential School tragedy and how it has effected all school survivors. There was discussion on the 150th year of the making of Treaty 2. There will be events in each nation for the 150th. FNT2T will be doing a week long event starting in the 3 rd week of August in Eagle Island in Ebb and Flow Nation. The council also discussed the upcoming Grand Council Gathering set for Ebb and Flow on August 24-25,2021.
Earth Lodge Keeper, Allen Sutherland updated the Knowledge Council on the events and programs of the Earth Lodge, including the Treaty 2 -150th events in Ebb and Flow. Children, Families, and Nation Circle Keeper Lois Stoll gave an update on the CFN Circle and the Law Development process and engagement in the N|ations. Life Long Learning Circle Keeper Donna Beyer presented the council on the Life Long Learning Circle. Peacekeeping Circle Keeper Chantel Barker presented the Peacemaking concept to the council and the development of a FNT2T Peacekeeping Law.
There was also a discussion on having a welcoming home event for the evacuees who had to leave their nations and were never recognized when returning home. The next meeting scheduled for the Knowledge Council is July 24, 2021.
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Last modified: June 10, 2021