Media Releases, Treaty One Nation

Statement from the Treaty One Nation Knowledge Keepers’ Council

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – During this difficult time, we, the Treaty One Knowledge Keepers’ Council grieve with you as a collective nation. We have survived and come through an incredibly painful trauma and genocide as a people. We wish to encourage you to go out onto the land, wherever and whatever works for you, wherever you are and connect with our Mother Earth, the water, and all of creation. The medicines that have always been there for us are out there on the land. Share your pain, your grief with her, use her medicines, drink her water, honour, love and hug your children, your families, remember your ancestors and most of all, love and honour yourself.  Offer up your aseema (tobacco) to our Creator. Smoke your pipes. Speak to your Elders. Most of all, remember that we love and honour you!”


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About the Treaty One Nation Knowledge Keepers’ Council  

Treaty One Nation Knowledge Keepers’ Council is composed of a Knowledge Keeper from each of the seven First Nations who act as an advisory council to the Treaty One Nation Government.