Treaties Recognition Week
Treaties Recognition Week honours the importance of treaties and helps Ontario students and residents understand the significance of treaty rights, treaty relationships and their relevance today.
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Treaties Recognition Week
In 2016, Ontario passed the first legislation of its kind in Canada declaring the first full week of November as Treaties Recognition Week.
This year Treaties Recognition Week is November 6-12, 2022.
This annual event honours the importance of treaties and helps students and residents of Ontario learn more about treaty rights and relationships. By learning more about our collective treaty rights and obligations, we can create greater understanding and nurture relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Treaties Recognition Week represents one of many steps on Ontario’s journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The week was launched in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action to increase treaty awareness and provide students and the public with an important opportunity to learn why treaties matter.
Treaty teaching and learning resources
- Learn about the role treaties play in all our lives and relationships with each other.
- Don’t forget to check out the treaty teaching and learning resources.
- Find out about Anishinabek Nation’s learning resources.
Videos: Indigenous voices on treaties
Watch videos of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers highlighting the importance of treaties, treaty relationships and treaty rights in Ontario. Use the videos to promote learning about treaties in your organization or classroom.
Treaties Recognition Week events in Ontario
Find a Treaties Recognition Week event offered by partners from the list below. Events are offered in English only.
Please note: The topics and content presented during the external partner events below do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs or the Government of Ontario.
|Date||Time (EST)||Event description and registration||Event type||Location||Host organization|
|2022-11-05||1:00 - 2:00 p.m.|
Attend the annual memorial and reconciliation service to remember Indigenous soldiers who courageously helped secure victory at pivotal events throughout the War of 1812 to secure freedom for all Canadians. The event will also touch on the Covenant Chain and treaty making between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
|In-person||14184 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0||Niagara Parks|
|2022-11-07||9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.|
Learn about the treaty work we are doing at Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin! Check out the Launch of our Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin Treaty Magazine Daagwaagin 2022! We will also be unveiling our new Waawiindamaagewin Flag! We will also be launching our Treaty Store with our community partner Green Medicine in Nipissing First Nation.
|Virtual||Virtual||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-07||10:00 - 11:00 a.m.|
Join Anishinabek Nation for the launch of their new secondary school online education resource for everyone! — Gdoo-Sastamoo Kii Mi: This is our Understanding
|2022-11-07||12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Virtual||Virtual||Lakehead University|
|2022-11-07||1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
See the original written document of Treaty No. 9Visit the Archives of Ontario for a rare opportunity to see the original written document of Treaty No. 9 — the James Bay Treaty from 1905-1906 that covers roughly two-thirds of Ontario.
|In-person||Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto ON M7A 2C5||Archives of Ontario|
|2022-11-07||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.|
Join the Office of Indigenous Relations in welcoming Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Myeengun Henry as he shares teachings about treaties, wampum belts and the spiritual meaning behind treaty relationships. All are welcome and encouraged!
|Virtual and in-person||University of Waterloo LHI 1621 (Sunlife Auditorium) 200 University Ave. W, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1||University of Waterloo Office of Indigenous Relations|
|2022-11-07||7:00 - 8:30 p.m.|
The Mississaugas of the Credit are the treaty partners of the Town of Oakville, and the current Town is located on Treaty #14 and Treaty #22 lands. This virtual session is an opportunity to learn more about the Mississaugas of the Credit and discover the stories of the treaties themselves from Darin Wybenga, MCFN.
|Virtual||Virtual||Oakville Public Library|
|2022-11-08||8:45 - 9:00 a.m.|
Nokomis Martina will start us off in a good way with our beautiful language. Chimiigwech Nokomis
|Virtual and in-person||385 Haig Street – Lower Caruso, Sudbury ON P3C 1C5||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-08||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Virtual and in-person||385 Haig Street – Lower Caruso, Sudbury ON P3C1C5||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-08||1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Virtual and in-person||385 Haig Street – Lower Caruso, Sudbury ON P3C1C5||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-08||2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Virtual and in-person||385 Haig Street – Lower Caruso, Sudbury ON P3C1C5||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-08||5:30 - 7:00 p.m.|
Join the Law Society of Ontario’s event featuring teachings from Indigenous Elders and knowledge keepers, as well as insights from guest speakers on the significance of treaty rights, treaty relationships and their relevance today. Speakers will also address International Inuit Day, which falls on November 7, and is an opportunity to celebrate the richness and resilience of diverse Inuit cultures.
|Virtual||Virtual||Law Society of Ontario|
|2022-11-08||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.|
Speaker Series information session with MCFN Knowledge Holder Margaret Sault exploring & understanding our history, responsibilities and rights as Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Peoples of our Treaties and Territory.
|In-person||659 New Credit Rd, Hagersville ON N0A 1H0||Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation|
|2022-11-09||9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Virtual||Virtual||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-09||10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.|
Join our Ogimaa Rickard of Garden Rivera and Ogimaa Chiblow of MIssissaugi as they go LIVE from White Pines Secondary School in Sault Ste Marie. They will be talking treaty and taking questions from students and classrooms! Feel free to email in any questions you may have ahead of time! Cheryl@waawiindamaagewin.com
|Virtual||Virtual||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-09||12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Virtual||Virtual||Lakehead University|
|2022-11-09||12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Virtual||Virtual||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-09||12:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.|
Our Ogimaa Rickard, from Garden River, and Ogimaa Chiblow, from Mississaugi, will be LIVE from White Pines talking Treaty and taking questions from students. Feel free to email in any questions you may have ahead of time! Cheryl@waawiindamaagewin.com
|2022-11-09||1:00 - 2:30 p.m.|
Join the Office of Indigenous Relations in welcoming Associate Professor and Author Rick Monture as he shares teachings about the Two Row Wampum, the Haldimand Deed, and the Grand River Tract. This is a must-see free Zoom webinar, intended on educating and informing perspectives of treaty people in this territory. All are welcome and encouraged!
|Virtual||Virtual||University of Waterloo Office of Indigenous Relations|
|2022-11-09||2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Virtual||Virtual||Seven Generations Education Institute|
|2022-11-10||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||In-person||Place Des Arts, 27 Larch Street, Sudbury ON P3E 1B7||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-10||1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Virtual and in-person||Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury ON P3E 1B7||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-10||3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Virtual and in-person||Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury ON P3E 1B7||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|
|2022-11-07||4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.||Virtual and in-person||Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury ON P3E 1B7||Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin|