Heritage Minutes: Naskumituwin (Treaty)
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Heritage Minutes: Naskumituwin (Treaty)

November 23, 2019


Treaty’ in Cree is
‘Naskumituwin,’ an oral
agreement. And our agreements
were always spoken. For George Spence, the core
of treaty was ‘wiichihiiwaawin.’ To help one
another. And so, we the
commissioners– He was there for the
making of Treaty Nine, where the Cree
were told– We will honour this
agreement together, for as long as the sun
shines and the waters flow. The Cree made their mark
because they were assured that the land
would be shared, and they would always be able
to harvest what they needed. ♪ George Spence was my
great-grandfather. In his life, he
saw many promises of the Treaty
go unfulfilled. Treaties were essential
to the creation of Canada. First Nations still fight for
the agreements to be honoured.

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  1. I just want to say, thank you so much for these videos, it really helped me love Canadian History and respect it.

  2. Now you just need one for every treaty, and put them on mainstream media repeatedly, until people get it.

  3. And some land was never ceded.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_of_First_Nations_treaties_in_British_Columbia

  4. The problem with "white-man" is that even if a leader makes an agreement, there are no chiefs or elders to honour it in the long term. 🙁

  5. Can’t believe everyone is focusing on immigration problems and discrimination while they ignore people they’ve discriminated for decades

  6. Can’t believe everyone is focusing on immigration problems and discrimination while they ignore people they’ve discriminated for decades

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