Today marks the last day of Treaty week in Ontario. This past week has been an important time to recognize the Treaties within the area and increase awareness and understanding of the significant relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals.
Chief Dean Sayers of Batchewana First Nation (BFN) had the opportunity to participate in several events coordinated by the Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin. These events included; Treaty Talks with local Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary schools, virtual Treaty Teachings and virtual Treaty Governance discussions.
The Leadership of BFN want to thank everyone who participated in celebrating the Treaties this week. This is also a good time to remind all Canadians that this important matter isn’t limited to a week of discussions but should be at the forefront of our daily interactions.
“The paramount priority of our BFN Leadership is to meet with Crown representatives to chart a plan to see our original expectations come to fruition. Proper implementation of the Treaty is essential to our Nation-to-Nation relationship. The Chief and Council of BFN make Treaty acknowledgment a daily practice and we hope to encourage others to do the same,” said Chief Dean Sayers.