A Treaty 10 Gathering hosted by English River First Nation (ERFN) had participants engaged in conversation about the spirit and intent of the agreement.
In all, more than 100 people attended the event held Aug. 1 and 2 which included discussions about the making of Treaty 10, what a treaty relationship means and how the treaty has been implemented. Attendees also talked about rights to health, education, hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering, as well as what they’d like to see implemented between First Nations and the federal government in the future.
“All of us chiefs and councils are administrators of the treaty,” said ERFN chief Lawrence McIntyre. “If you really want to understand what the treaty means, you have to go back to our ancestors when they sat getting together those lands and resources that were critical in Treaty 10. Today, there’s an override in a lot of those.”