Alexander First Nation celebrates Treaty 6 – St. Albert Gazette

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Alexander First Nation celebrates Treaty 6 – St. Albert Gazette

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015380 Views

Aug 26, 2015

Last week marked the 138th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 6 by the Alexander First Nation.

Signed by Chief Catchistahwayskum on Aug. 21, 1877 in Fort Edmonton, the treaty established land, cash, medical, hunting and fishing and agricultural rights for the Plain and Woodland Cree nations of central Alberta and Saskatchewan.

“We, as native people, take this day in high regards, because it’s what built us to where we are today,” said Chief Kurt Burnstick, during the community’s Treaty Day celebration on Friday afternoon.

In honour of the historical day, the chiefs of the nations within Treaty 6 met briefly with Premier Rachel Notley.

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