Treaty Recognition Week occurs during the beginning of November to honour the significance of the treaties and educate people about the history and intent of treaties. The British Crown (government) and First Nations negotiated and signed treaties with the intent of delivering mutual benefits. First Nations signed as independent, self-governing nations. Despite the promise of early treaties, Indigenous peoples were targeted by colonial policies designed to exploit, assimilate, and eradicate them. Today, we are working to rebuild trust and relationships between treaty nations. Part of that effort includes educating ourselves about the role treaties play in our lives and relationships with each other and with the land.
NorQuest College is located on Treaty Six territory.
Reconciliation Education. (n.d.). Treaty Map of Canada [online image]. https://www.reconciliationeducation.ca/en-ca/