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From 1er to November 7, 2021, we highlight the 6e Treaty Recognition Week.

Since 2016, this annual event has honored the importance of treaties and helped Ontario students and residents learn more about treaty rights and relationships.

Treaties are legally binding agreements that define the rights, responsibilities and relationships of First Nations and federal and provincial governments. They form the basis of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

At the Northern Lights CSDC, it is with a spirit of hope and reconciliation that we take this opportunity to increase our awareness of our shared history with Aboriginal peoples. As such, we recognize that we are on the territories designated in the Robinson-Superior Treaty (Treaty No.o 60), the North-West Angle Treaty (Treaty no.o 3) and the James Bay Treaty (Treaty No.o 9).

We invite our families to listen to Aboriginal voices, read and watch videos about treaties, and learn about the treaty where they live, work and study.

To find out about the treaties, visit the web page The treaties the Government of Ontario.

Also watch the Heritage Minutes video on the history of the treaties: