Treaties between First Nations Peoples and the British Crown are the building blocks in the creation of Canada and provide for peace and good order for all.
These treaties are agreements, entered into by both parties, which provide for peaceful relations between the two Nations. They are more than a simple written document; they are sacred covenants between the First Peoples and the British Crown with the Creator as witness.
Treaties were agreed upon through Ceremony, which can never be broken. They are “living,” permanent, foundational agreements based on the synthesis of two worldviews: the oral traditions (values and common laws) of the First Peoples and the written traditions (laws) of the Crown, who represented the newcomers.
Treaties are the agreements that have allowed us (Canadians) to live on these lands. Without Treaties, we would not be here today.
The Spirit and Intent of Treaty Six is the foundation of the work the Indigenous Engagement Coordinator practices through the Town of Devon administration. The community-focused outreach and engagement is intended to encompass the intentions of Treaty and the collaboration between Nations, communities and people.
Through this lens, Devon continues to work tirelessly to understand and practice true reconciliation by working with Indigenous Peoples hand-in-hand. This includes:
Devon is within Treaty Six Territory as well as the territories of:
*Exact territorial boundaries are difficult to establish. Historically, many Nations used the Devon area for travel, hunting, gathering and shelter/camps. Knowledge of territories is current as per information that has been shared.
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