First Nation Relationships with the Crown
While these treaties were concluded between the various First Nations' Peoples and the British Crown, they were transferred to the Canadian Crown that was formally created by the Statute of Westminster (1931). Treaties are sacred relationships - sometimes referred to as a state of kinship - guarenteed by the Honour of the Crown. Many of the Crown's treaties with the First Nation's of Canada are posted below.
Site, resources and articles of interest
|Maritime First Nations' Treaties in Historical Perspective.pdf|
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Treaty Territories in Canada
Did You Know?
Many of Queen Elizabeth II's Canadian representatives have become Honorary Witnesses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up on June 2nd, 2008, to begin the process of healing after the Indian Residential School System. The vice-regal witnesses are (in order of being greanted this responsibility): The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D. (Governor General, 2005-2010), The Honourable David C. Onley, O. Ont (Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, 2007-2014), Her Honour Mrs. Gwendolyn Point (Châtelaine of Government House, British Columbia, 2007-2012), The Honourable Philip S. Lee, CM, OM (Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, 2009-present day), The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC (Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, 2012-present day), and The Honourable Steven Lewis Point (Xwĕ lī qwĕl tĕl), OBC (Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, 2007-2012).