Today's Five Treaties Fast Facts are:
1. Treaties are the legally binding agreements that set out the rights, responsibilities and relationships of First Nations people and the federal and provincial governments of Canada.
2. Treaties in Canada cover things such as: - payments of goods and cash - cession of First Nations’ title to certain lands - creation of reserves -protection of fishing, hunting and harvesting rights - promises of schools, clothing and farming equipment and supplies
3. Treaty rights are the specific rights of First Nations people that are embodied in the treaties they entered into with the British government and then, Canada. These rights often address the creation of reserves for the exclusive use of First Nations, and their rights to hunt, fish and trap on provincial Crown lands. Treaty rights are protected by subsection 35 of the Constitution Act.
4. Although they were signed more than a century ago, treaty commitments are just as valid today as they were then. Every person in Ontario is a treaty person.
5. The first Nation to Nation treaty was signed on August 4, 1701. The “Great Peace of Montreal” was a peace treaty between New France and 40 First Nations of North America. The Great Peace of Montreal was made between Louis-Hector de Callière, Governor of New France, and 1300 representatives of 40 Aboriginal nations
Intramural Football action continues today at lunch with a semi-final match up between the Hurricanes and the Crimson Tide. The winner will face the Buckeyes in the Championship Game tomorrow.
Yearbook Cover Contest
It's that time of year again! The yearbook cover contest is on. The theme is Shoot for the Stars. Show of your artistic ability and submit a front and back design by November 23rd in order to enter. Covers can be hand drawn or designed on the computer and must include the school name, year and your name. Please see Miss. Vander Kant in room 64 with questions and submissions.