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Peacemaking Training: Opportunity & Foundation for Implementation

Treaty 2 – On November 18, 2021, The Peacemaking Onankonehkawinin Resolution was passed by the FNT2T Governing Council. This is an exciting time for Treaty 2 member because we will now focus on operationalizing the Peacemaking system throughout the territory. This means we will begin working with each of the nations to develop the Peacemaking …

November 26, 2021

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Peacemaking Onankonehkawan Gets Passed by Governing Council

Treaty 2 Territory- On November 18, 2021, the Governing Council gathered to discuss the Treaty 2 Territory and government. There was discussion on unity and moving forward as a government. There were several resolutions passed including the Peacemaking Onankonehkawin. The Peacemaking Keeper provided the final draft of the Peacemaking Onankonehkawin, an

November 22, 2021

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Peacemaking Keeper Not Surprised by Report on Male Youth Suicide and Homicides

Treaty 2 Territory- On November 4, 2021, The Manitoba Child Advocate’s Office released a report called “Finding the Way Back” that researched and reviewed 45 cases involving boys (12 and 17 years old), who died by suicide or homicide between 2009 and 2018. Of the 45 boys whose cases were reviewed, 37 were Indigenous — …

November 5, 2021

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Mountain School Division recognizing the 150 th making of Treaty 2 and reconciliation

Treaty 2 Territory – FNT2T government was part of a presentation by the Mountain School Division on November 4, 2021 at the Credit Union Place in Dauphin Mb.  A beautiful artwork made by the students in the division as part of the recognition of the 150 th signing of Treaty 2. Elder Bev Harvey gave …

November 4, 2021

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Peacemaking is More Than Justice, It’s Our Legal System

Treaty 2 Territory- On October 27, 2021, the Peacemaking Keeper met with the Knowledge Council and expressed that Peacemaking is more than a criminal justice system, but a legal system.   As First Nations in the Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) assert sovereignty and create their own laws, it is important to have a Peacemaking legal …

November 2, 2021

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Harm Reduction as Worldview

Treaty 2 – Harm Reduction, simply put, is an approach or intervention that reduces the health and social harms that can be associated with substance use. Provincial services and systems are rigid, oppressive, and ultimately cause harm for Indigenous peoples entangled in them. From a western view, harm reduction tends to be “innovative” and the

October 26, 2021

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Young mother brings awareness to MMIMB in the territory

Treaty 2 Territory – Dominque Mintuck is a young mother from Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve who has been an advocate for MMIMB Murdered and Missing Indigenous Men and Boys. Dominique has been affected by the loss of her own family member. Dominque says there needs to be more awareness of how many indigenous men and boys …

October 25, 2021

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FNT2T participates in successful Cultural Yard Fringe to promote awareness and friendship

Treaty 2 Territory – FNT2T participated in the 2021 Dauphin’s Yard Fringe on Sunday September 26, 2021, as part of the cultural days in Dauphin. Yard Fringe is an event that celebrates a variety of cultures, where people bike around the town to different venues to watch or participate in the event. This year a …

September 27, 2021

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Empowering Woman and Reclaiming Our Voices

Treaty 2 Territory, on September 22, 2021, I presented at the “Reclaiming Our Voices Woman’s Gathering” in Waywayseecappo First Nation. It was such as beautiful event as I could feel the power of the women under that white tent. Before I presented, I had the opportunity to hear a story from a residential school survivor. …

September 23, 2021

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