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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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Obushkudayang Nation hosts Annual Health Fair

Treaty 2 Territory – Obushkudayang Nation (Lake St. Martin) held their Annual Health Fair on October 13 and 14. The first day was under a big tent but with rainy weather it was moved to the school. It was well attended by the members. There were numerous booths set up for the members to gather …

October 15, 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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Post-election: Centering Treaty 2 in a Renewed Relationship with Canada

Treaty 2 – Since the Federal election was called just over a month ago, Canada postponed our bi-weekly engagement with FNT2T Peacemaking. Now following the outcome of the recent Federal election, Treaty 2 Peacemaking will pick up the momentum towards a Justice Agreement and the implementation of our Peacemaking System in Treaty 2. It was …

September 22, 2021

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Peacemaking Makes its International Debut at TEDX

Treaty 2 Territory- On September 19, 2020, the Peacemaking Keeper, Chantell Barker, introduced Peacemaking to the world via a Ted talk in Fredericton, New Brunswick. TEDX is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading around the world. TEDX started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago and has grown to support its …

September 21, 2021

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Peacemaking Resonates with Kawacatoose First Nation at Treaty Governance Meeting

Treaty 2 Territory- Last week the Keepers of First Nations in the Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) met with the leaders and technical people of Kawacatoose First Nation. The meeting between the two Nations was held in Brokenhead First Nation. Kawacatoose First Nation people invited FNT2T to present on governance and the different Circles, including Peacemaking.

September 9, 2021

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Reflections on 150 Commemoration & MMIWG Calls for Justice

Treaty 2 – Reflecting on the Treaty 2 150 commemoration this past week, it was cold and rainy but being in the presence of Elders, the language and Ceremony was like being wrapped in comforting blanket. There was a sense of pride, hope, and nationhood. Many of our people, young people in particular, don’t have …

August 25, 2021

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Investment Announcement to the Federal Pathway to Address MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People

Treaty 2 – On August 12, 2021 the federal government announced an investment of $180 million to the Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People.  Our own FNT2T Health & Wellbeing Circle Keeper, Kim McPherson,  is a member of the National MMIWG Family and Survivor’s Circle, and was present at

August 16, 2021

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