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Treaty Six Day

The Town of Devon is excited to celebrate its second annual Treaty Six Day on Aug. 23 and Aug. 27 in honour of the first signing of Treaty Six on Aug. 23, 1876, in Fort Carlton (in what is now known as Saskatchewan).

Festivities

Treaty Six Day Ceremony & Meal - August 23, 2022

The Treaty Six Day Ceremony and Soup & Bannock is open to everyone and is being held as a way for residents to meet neighbours in the Devon community, as well as the Treaty Six Nations of maskêkosihk, kisipatinahk, neyaskweyahk, akamihk, nipisikopahk and the Métis community.

Date: Aug. 23, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Place: Voyageur Park (Secret Park)

Treaty Six Day Gathering - August 27, 2022

On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Town will be hosting a community celebration focused on Treaty education, awareness, and Indigenous cultures, knowledge and history. This gathering will include tipi raising, guest speakers, pow-wow performances, hand games, Métis fiddling, knowledge sharing and presentations. Kids activities, artisan vendors and food trucks will also be at the event.

Treaty Six Day attendees are asked to bring a food bank donation to this event in lieu of admission. Food bank donations will be provided to the Nations who we have partnered with on this gathering.

Date: Aug. 27, 2022
Time: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Place: Voyageur Park (Secret Park)

See the full schedule of events for Treaty Six Day here

What are Treaties?

Treaties are permanent, legally binding agreements between the Crown and First Nations. These agreements were used as a means of defining Nation to Crown relationships and ensuring everyone could live together, peacefully and harmoniously, for the benefit of all.

There are eleven numbered Treaties across the land, with Devon being within Treaty Six Territory, within the Métis Nation of Alberta Region Four and within the territories of maskêkosihk and kiskayôs Nations. As a municipality, it is important for us to recognize not only the lands we live within, but to help educate one another on what the true intent of Treaty means.

For the first Treaty Six Day, Devon has partnered with neyaskweyahk (Ermineskin Cree Nation) to help provide the Devon community and surrounding area a fun, interactive and inclusive experience where people can learn about history, First Nations culture, and the Treaty Relationship. 

Sponsorship

We are looking for sponsors and vendors for the community event on Aug. 27.

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Questions?

For more information contact Mitch Wincentaylo at 587-597-0691 or MWincentaylo@devon.ca

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