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Week-long Commemoration Celebration: 125th Anniversary of the Signing of Treaty 8 in June



Treaty 8 First Nations Leadership, Elders, youth, membership, partners and guests will be celebrating the Treaty No. 8 125th Commemoration Celebration at Sucker Creek First Nation, southeast of Grouard. The festivities will start on June 16 and include six days of ceremonies, workshops and entertainment.


For those interested in attending the Otí Nekan 125th Treaty 8 Gathering on June 16, the anniversary will have a baseball tournament, a drive-in movie, nightly featured headliners, battle of the bands, cultural camps and traditional foods, onsite camping, youth activities, swag bags and so much more.


For more info, visit 125treaty8.com. Please register early.


Treaty 8 was signed on June 21, 1899 by the Crown and various First Nations in the Lesser Slave Lake area. Encompassing over 840,000 km2, including parts of present-day Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan and NWT, it is the largest treaty by area in Canada.

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