Historic treaty signed among 10 First Nations and tribes in Banff – CBC

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Historic treaty signed among 10 First Nations and tribes in Banff – CBC

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2015300 Views

Since the founding of Canada, the common practice is for treaties to be signed between First Nations and the federal government, but that wasn’t always the case.

On Thursday, First Nations from both sides of the Canada-U.S. border gathered in Banff to welcome the Stoney Nakoda and the Samson Cree as signatories to a treaty that harkens back to a time when these kinds of agreements were more common.

The Buffalo Treaty, as it’s called, creates an alliance among the 10 groups, aimed at:

  • Engaging tribes and First Nations in continuing dialogue on bison conservation
  • Uniting the political power of the tribes and First Nations of the Northern Great Plains
  • Advancing an international call for the restoration of the bison
  • Engaging youth in the treaty process
  • Strengthening and renewing ancient cultural and spiritual relationships with bison and grasslands in the Northern Great Plains

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/historic-treaty-signed-among-10-first-nations-and-tribes-in-banff-1.3190715

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