Indigenous Peoples of Treaty No. 6 Territory and the Queen Commemorate the History of the Crown and Treaties

May 29, 2012, Traditional territory of Treaty No. 6…Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (Canada) have always had a unique relationship with the British Monarchy through the Treaties that were agreed to with the Crown. Treaty No.6 was entered with the Crown at Fort Pitt, Saskatchewan in 1876 and is central to a special celebration taken place next week. Onion Lake Cree Nation through its Treaty Governance Secretariat will be hosting an “historic” Treaty No.6 Summit from June 3-7, 2012. This big celebration will also coincide with Queen of England’s, Diamond Jubilee which marks the 60th year of her reign.

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Specific Claims

We received an inquiry from a reader asking us to explain the difference between specific claims and comprehensive claims.

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The Royal Proclamation of 1763

 

In Canada, the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples was driven primarily by the Royal Proclamation of October 1763; of particular importance is the passage below which states:

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