treaties

November 06, 2017
 by Yumi NumataYouthREX eXchange Blog Contributor    “Treaties between our Nations are the foundation of this country. They are recognized and affirmed in the Canadian Constitution, so they are part of the supreme law of the land". - Ogimaa Duke Peltier, Wikwemkoong Nation   This week, from November 06 - 10, 2017, marks the second annual Treaty Recognition Week in Ontario. The purpose of this week is to recognize the importance of treaties and to bring awareness to the treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the province of Ontario, which is covered by 46...
November 09, 2016
 by Rebecca Houwer Knowledge Exchange Manager, YouthREX        Melissa Compton Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Mental Health Worker   Have you heard the phrase, “we are all treaty people”? How we understand ourselves as treaty people influences how we live as treaty people. The Government of Ontario has declared that the first week of November is Treaties Recognition Week. The week calls attention to the long history of treaty-making in this place that we now call Ontario, despite the many other names for this place that pre-date colonial contact.    Did you know that Ontario is...