Wed., September 9, 2020 (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – At a meeting of Chiefs from the Robinson Huron Treaty territory, the Robinson Huron Waawiindaamaagewin (RHW) signed 2 historic documents that were solemnized by ceremony. This marks the one hundred and seventieth anniversary of the original signing of the treaty.
“We continue to demand that Canada and Ontario respect our inherent rights. The Protocol and Declaration summarizes how we as Anishinaabe work together and protect our resources.” Said Chief Pamajewon.
The RHW are committed to working together with other treaty nations on their relationships in the spirit and intent of the treaty. The RHW Protocol and Declaration enshrine the Anishinaabe principles of miinigoziwin (gifts from the Creator, inherent authority) and Anishiniaabe-aadziwin (life as Anishinaabe).
“We ask governments to respect the Anishinaabe way of life. Since at least the time of our treaty, we have not been consulted or accommodated through any of the settler government processes,” said Chief Sayers. “Today, as we have always done, we are committed to our responsibilities over our territories. The Protocol and Declaration demonstrates our commitment to working with other treaty nations”.
The Protocol and Declaration of the Robinson Huron Waawiindaamaagewin can be accessed by going to: http://rhw1850treaty.com/