223 – Treaty Eight House

The last and largest of the 19th Century land agreements made between the government of Canada and First Nations was that of Treaty eight.  It encompassed a land mass of 840 000 kilometres, and is home to 39 First Nations communities.  Today you can visit Treaty Eight House just outside of High Prairie, Alberta.  Let’s not just throw our hands up in blind celebration of Canada150, but also take a moment to understand and respect the true history of this nation as we move towards further realizing the goals of truth and reconciliation.

Links:

Official Website of Treaty Eight

Guide to Treaty Eight by the Government of Canada

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