Treaties Recognition Week

Last updated December 22, 2020

During the week of  November  1-7,  2021,  we recognize the importance of treaties and bring awareness to the treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the province. There are 46 treaties in Ontario and we all have a responsibility to honour the treaties. 

“Today, some Canadians see treaties as artifacts of another era in their history, with no current relevance.  First Nations people view treaties as “living” agreements that respect their status as nations, as recognized in the Royal Proclamation of 1763.  They see this as their “inherent right” referred to in Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution.” (Maurice Switzer, “We are all...Treaty People” p.34)