Monday, May 16, 2016.
Land is an important aspect of Fist Nations identity. It is also what creates conflict and divides between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Come to learn about land claims, treaties and the importance of land in First Nations history and culture.
You are invited to hear Phil Monture of Six Nations tell the story of the Six Nations of Grand River and the Haldimand Treaty of 1784. The treaty covers lands for six miles on each side of the Grand River from Lake Erie to its source, including lands in the Kitchener/Waterloo region. Monture, who has been researching this history for over 37 years, will provide an overview of various land transactions in this tract and will discuss the current state of Six Nations land claims.
Phil Monture is the Lands Consultant of Six Nations.
Cost is by donation.
In order to fully live out our commitment to reconciliation, half of the proceeds from these workshops will be donated toward the ‘Save the Evidence’ campaign to restore the former Mohawk institute in Brantford, Ontario and the other half will help support youth to attend Wampum at Five Oaks.
Please RSVP by emailing Jenny or call 519-442-3212.