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Welcome to Treaty One Territory

Treaty No. 1 was negotiated and entered into in August 1871 at Lower Fort Garry.

Treaty One Land Code

What is a Land Code?

What does it affect?

Treaty One Joint Reserve Land Code is a governing document that establishes the management plan of Treaty One Joint Reserve lands and Natural Resources. It replaces 44 sections of the Indian Act related to land management, allowing First Nations to exercise powers without supervision or approval of Indigenous Services Canada.

The Treaty One Joint Reserve Land Code only applies to the Naawi-Oodena Joint Reserve lands and any other land set apart and designated as Treaty One Joint Reserve Land. The Treaty One Joint Reserve Land Code does not affect any of the seven Treaty One First Nation’s reserve lands.

What does it do?

The seven First Nations are delegating the land management and law-making authority to the Joint Reserve Lands only.

  • Each First Nation will retain their respective authority over their own respective lands
  • Joint Reserve Land Code will not in any way infringe on the rights and obligations as promised within Treaty No. 1 in 1871
  • Its intention is not to define or harm inherent rights or any other rights of any First Nation
  • It will not control First Nation lands or resources outside of the Joint Reserve
  • It does not preclude negotiations in respect to First Nation rights
  • It supports self-governance, self-determination, and economic independence
  • It reduces/eliminates federal government bureaucracy
  • It removes obstacles of the Indian Act and allows for First Nations to develop new rules and procedures to take effect on revenue generated on the land and natural resources

Naawi-Oodena, formerly known as the Kapyong Barracks and jointly owned by the seven Treaty One First Nations, stands as Canada’s largest First Nations Urban Economic Development Zone

Our Governance

Treaty One leadership form the council that guides the governing system & collective Treaty One lands across Southern Manitoba.

Creator has gifted First Nations people with inherent sovereignty including laws, teachings, ways of knowing and being that guide our decisions in the best interests of our peoples, lands, and relatives.

Our people, gathered in assemblies, elect and appoint their government representatives. The Treaty One Nation is guided by the traditional teachings of truth, love, honesty, respect, humility, generosity, and wisdom.

Former Kapyong Barracks


The Master Planning of the former Kapyong Barracks is a landmark project not only for the Treaty One First Nations, but also for Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Canada, for generations to come.
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Development Corporation

Treaty One Development Corporation values Indigenous Knowledge and our business decision making is guided by our values. Specifically, the Seven Teachings will inform our relationships with First Nation communities, partners, investors, contractors, and other collaborators.
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Our company is Indigenous-owned, with an economic and social purpose: to create meaningful careers for our people, and to help all Canadians take part in Reconciliation.

As a national full-service travel and tourism company, Indigeno offers both leisure and corporate travel services to Indigenous and non-Indigenous clients.

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4 months ago

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THAT’S A WRAP! 🎬💝A tremendous weekend spent with Treaty One Youth as we wrapped up Day 2 of the Treaty 1 Youth Council’s Oshkii Maajitawin: New Beginnings Youth Career Conference last night!We’d like to give a special shout out to our speakers: Westin Sutherland sharing his Ojibwe-dubbed cartoons and the work he does around language revitalization; Francine Compton for sharing her experiences in journalism and media, Jay Mousseau and Meghan Connor for showing what a path in trades can look like; Shanley Spence for her self-wellness exercises and teachings; Treaty One Director of Communications Vic S. Savino for sharing stories about his work in public relations; and Erica Marie Daniels of Kejic Productions for showing her skills in film production. Thank you all for being such incredible role models for our Youth! 🌟🎤We’d also like to give a special shout-out to a special someone who put their heart, soul, and countless hours into putting together this weekend’s conference, Treaty One Youth Project Coordinator and Youth Council on-reserve representative for Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Promise Keeper Hevyn Lee Martens! Your efforts are what made this event possible and you have been an astounding asset to the team and to the Youth Council. Miigwech!To all the youth who attended the conference, your energy, commitment to positive change, and deep knowledge of the issues you brought up are truly exceptional. We are certain that this next generation is already creating a brighter future for all! 💫💛#Treaty1 #FirstNations #Youth #Conference #YouthConference #Careers #Development #CareerDevelopment #OshkiiMaajitawin #YouthConference #NewBeginnings #Inspiration ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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REACH FOR THE STARS 🙌🌟Day 2 of the Treaty 1 Youth Council’s Oshkii Maajitawin: New Beginnings Youth Career Conference kicked off with an incredible lineup of speakers! 💪A heartfelt thank you to Treaty One Nation Executive Director Jolene Mercer, Treaty One Development Corporation CEO Whelan Sutherland, Treaty One Chairperson Chief Gordon BlueSky, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Promise Keeper Hevyn Lee Martens, and Knowledge Keepers Barbara Cameron of Long Plain First Nation & Carl Smith of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation for leading such an insightful panel session on Treaty One Governance. Following the panel, our keynote speaker, the former Treaty One Chairperson and former Chief of Long Plain First Nation Dennis Meeches, shared his wisdom and talked about his most recent work with the Tribal Councils Investment Group of Manitoba Inc and Spirit Healthcare Group. His efforts in developing First Nation Urban Economic Development Zones in Manitoba will leave an impact for generations to come and it is a deeply inspiring story to share with our Youth.Chii-miigwech to Manitoba First Nations Police Service Constable Stevenson for sharing her experiences working as a First Nation police officer.Another thanks to Treaty One Urban Planner and lead designer Dave Thomas, with Ethan Courchene for sharing your powerful stories of working as an Indigenous architect and designer. Your work is truly inspirational.#OshkiiMaajitawin #YouthConference #NewBeginnings #Inspiration #Treaty1 #FirstNations #Youth #Gathering #Governance ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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We are LIVE this afternoonwith Westin Sutherland 🪶🗣️🔊🦅 Today he is presenting some of his recent work in dubbing popular cartoons in the Anishinaabemowin language, which he started as a way to revitalize his mother tongue and promote language reclamation for our Youth. Westin is a proficient Anishinaabemowin speaker and a Champion in the Reclamation of Traditional Indigenous languages who began to learn Anishinaabemowin when he was 15 by reading, attending classes, and spending quality time with his grandmother, Valerie. He recalls knowing a few words and phrases as a child but did not fully immerse himself in the language until later years. Westin also spent some time learning other languages, including Ukrainian, Cree, Mandarin, and Russian. You can view his projects on his YouTube channel, Ojibwe First Nation Dubbings, at #anishinaabe #anishinaabemowin #language #languages #Treaty1 #indigenousculture #FirstNations #canada ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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What an amazing afternoon at the Treaty 1 Youth Council Oshkii Maajitawin: New Beginnings Youth Conference! 🌟A special thank you to Taylor Galvin, Dawnis Kennedy, Dr. Lisa Kinew, Lorraine Braun-McLeod, and Shannon Bunn-Beaulieu for sharing your stories of empowerment. Thank you for being such incredible role models! 🙌💛Let's not forget the mesmerizing performance by the talented artist, Mattmac. Your music touched our souls and made the afternoon even more special. Thank you for gracing our conference with your incredible talent! 🎵🎶To all the youth in attendance, your presence and engagement are truly appreciated.💫✨#oshkiimaajitawin #youthconference #newbeginnings #inspiration #gratitude #Treaty1 #FirstNations #youth #gathering ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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PRESENTING Mattmac, LIVE, from the Treaty 1 Youth Council Oshkii Maajitawin: New Beginnings Youth Conference at the Long Plain Wyndham Garden Hotel! Kicking off Day One of our Two day event, we have special guest and performer Mattmac joining us to share his story and perspective through the power of music.#mattmac #indigenous #artists #indigenousmusic #oshkiimaajitawin #youthconference #treatyone #inspiration #futuregeneration #mattmac #liveperformance #Treaty1 #FirstNations ... See MoreSee Less
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Proceeds go towards the Treaty One Youth Council