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Bringing Treaties to Life


What does it mean to be a treaty person when you do land-based work?

This webinar explored covenants relevant to Tkaronto/Toronto lands. What do they teach us about our relationship and responsibilities to land, water and all living things?   

https://youtu.be/wwwTKupeQqY


Resources from the chat box are listed below.


Chi miigwetch/nia:wen to our speakers! Speakers begin at 14:30.

Rick Hill, Beaver Clan of the Tuscarora Nation of the Haudenosaunee at Grand River. Indigenous Innovations Specialist, Mohawk College

Dr. Eva Jewell, Anishinaabekwe from Deshkan Ziibiing (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation), Ma’iingan Dodem. Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University, Associate Fellow at the Yellowhead Institute.

Donna Powless, Snipe clan, Cayugas of Six Nations. Director of Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society


Moderated by Rebecca Garrett

Originally aired November 17, 2020

Feedback? Ideas for ways to collectively deepen our relationship and commitment to the land? Contact rhonda@torontourbangrowers.org

Webinar resources

Speaker and organizer websites


Overviews


http://mncfn.ca/about-mncfn/treaty-lands-and-territory/


https://native-land.ca/ map of treaties, territories and languages


Hayden King video on treaties (5:40  newcomers and treaties 10:05 are we all treaty people?)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6niWvsqV_oM


Video and written transcript of talk Law of The Land: Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant https://trentmagazine.ca/services-view/law-land-teyotsihstokwathe-dakota-brant-06-examines-canada-150-plus-video-walrus-talk/


https://yellowheadinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/annotated-treaty-factsheet-yellowhead-institute.pdf An Annotated Guide to the (Mal)Interpretation Of Confederation Era Treaties In Canada One page fact sheet explaining differences in interpretation between settlers and First Nations.


https://sharedpath.ca/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Treaties_-A-Backgrounder-Belt-and-Drum-cover.pdf


Recommended by our speakers


Leanne Simpson’s article Looking after Gdoo-naaganinaa: Precolonial Nishnaabeg Diplomatic and Treaty Relationships 

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5828ffb4f5e2316b4166ee9d/t/582a01a3725e259c85667add/1479147943373/23-2-simpson.pdf

https://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/profiles/ojiigcor/ Alan Corbiere


McMaster English professor Daniel Coleman has excerpts of his book and a short video interview on https://bookstore.wolsakandwynn.ca/products/yardwork-a-biography-of-an-urban-place


Specific treaties


Dish with One Spoon Wampum


https://www.ammsa.com/publications/windspeaker/wampum-holds-power-earliest-agreements


Two-Row Wampum


https://www.onondaganation.org/culture/wampum/two-row-wampum-belt-guswenta/

https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/a-short-introduction-to-the-two-row-wampum


Covenant Chain, the Royal Proclamation (1763) and the Treaty of Niagara (1764)


https://www.historymuseum.ca/history-hall/covenant-chain-royal-proclamation-treaty-niagara/ two short videos with Alan Ojiig Corbiere


https://nandogikendan.com/niagara-treaty-wampum-agreements/ overview of Niagara Treaty and Two Row Wampum

https://www.afn.ca/uploads/files/aga2014/1030_panel_-_rick_hill_-_fort_niagara_treaty_of_1764_final.pdf


Toronto Purchase, Treaty #13 (1805)


http://mncfn.ca/torontopurchase/


Williams Treaty (1923)


https://teachingcommons.lakeheadu.ca/robinson-superior-treaty-williams-treaty-and-treaty-ontario-information


NanFan Treaty



Other links

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/legal-fund-1492-land-back-lane

https://www.facebook.com/1492LandBackLane/

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2984 to sign your support for the Parliamentary e-petition to support the 1492 Land Back movement.

https://earthtotables.org/essays/the-thanksgiving-address/ video and text of Thanksgiving Address in Mohawk and English

https://earthtotables.org/essays/haudenosaunee-gifts/ photo essay with Rick Hill on Dish with One Spoon, Chandra Maracle on role of Haudenosaunee in construction of Canada and U.S, and Ryan DeCaire on Haudenosaunee food system.




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