Stories – Treaties

Treaties are agreements that exist between two nations. In the context of Canada, treaties were established between Indigenous nations and the Crown and although there have been changes throughout history, treaties continue to form the legal relationship between many Indigenous communities and the federal government in Canada. Stories in this category discuss some of the rights and responsibilities of treaties, as well as showcase how some communities are working to assert treaty rights, and bring attention to the ways in which many treaties have not been upheld by the Canadian government. Stories in this category highlight historical and contemporary implications of treaty relationships, and use wampum belts and treaty documents to help people to think about their role as treaty partners toward better relations.