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Canada lacks clear funding, overall plan to commemorate treaties: document – Global News

July 19, 2022

Many First Nations are preparing to mark significant anniversaries of their treaty relationships with the Crown in coming years, but a government briefing document says Ottawa has no plan to commemorate the treaties.

“Between 2021 and 2027, nine of the 11 numbered treaties will be marking significant anniversaries,” it read.

“Treaty 1 to 7 at 150 years, Treaty 8 at 125 years, and Treaty 11 at 100 years.”

The note was prepared by officials for a top bureaucrat in the department of Crown-Indigenous Relations, which is responsible for settling land claims.

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