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Treaty No. 6 was entered into on August 23, 1876 at Fort Carlton and on September 9, 1876 at Fort Pitt with adhesions from 1877-1950. Treaty No. 6 is an International Treaty entered into with the Crown of Great Britain. Provisions in the Treaty recognize the Medicine Chest Clause, Famine and Pestilence Clause as well as the rights to Health, Education and other Treaty and Inherent Rights.


Treaty First Nations Peoples have Inherent Rights which include but are not limited to:

  • ​​The Right to Self-Determination which includes, governance and establishing institutions

  • The Right to jurisdiction and authority to enact laws​

  • The Right to protect andpreserve our lands, resources and water

  • The Right to preserve our languages, practice our cultural customs and ceremonies

  • The Right to hunt, fish, trap and gather

Fundamental Treaty Principles

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