Treaty Recognition Week begins

Thunder Mountain Women’s Drum group from Fort William First Nation play to help start Treaties Recognition Week for the City of Thunder Bay.

It was 169 years ago that the Robinson Superior Treaty was signed by First Nation leaders and the Crown setting out terms to share the lands and natural resources around Lake Superior.

On Monday, the text of that treaty was hung at Thunder Bay City Hall to mark the fourth annual Treaties Recognition Week for the province of Ontario, matching the one that already hangs in Fort William First Nation.

“I think the most important part of that is recognizing the contribution that the chiefs of this region have made in this area,” said Peter Collins, chief of Fort William First Nation.

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