Date: Friday August 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - Noon
Location: University of Winnipeg Convocation Hall
On behalf of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM), the University of Winnipeg (U of W) Students Association and the Office of Indigenous Affairs, you are invited to attend the Treaty No. 2 Commemoration Speakers Panel.
Treaty No. 2 was negotiated and entered into on August 21, 1871 at Manitoba House. A few of the Manitoba communities that share in obligations and benefits of Treaty No. 2 include: Brandon, Dauphin, Melita, Minnedosa, Roblin, and Virden, Pine Creek, Skownan, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi, Pinaymootang, Little Saskatchewan, Lake St. Martin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Fisher River, Peguis, Tootinaowaziibeeng, Ebb and Flow, Lake Manitoba, Keeseekoowenin, Waywayseecappo, Gamblers, Rolling River, Sandy Bay, Birdtail Sioux, Sioux Valley, and Canupawakpa.
To celebrate Treaty No. 2, the TRCM along with the U of W will be hosting Professor emeritus Arthur Ray from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Ray specializes in the ethno historical geography of Native People of Canada and has authored many books, including Indians in the Fur Trade. He also co-authored Bounty and Benevolence: A History of the Saskatchewan Treaties with Mr. Jim Miller and Mr. Frank Tough.
Speaking alongside Mr. Ray will be Leah Gazan, Niigaan Sinclair, and Elder Harry Bone of Treaty No. 2.
Please RSVP by email to Ashley Richard,