We Are All Treaty People - Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted On Friday June 21, 2019

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June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of the Indigenous First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It is also an opportunity to reflect on our history and acknowledge that we are all treaty people.

Treaties are legal agreements that set out the rights and responsibilities of First Nations and the provincial and federal governments.  

There are two treaties in the Region of Peel: Treaty 19 is between the Crown and the Anishinaabe Peoples as represented in the ‘Ajetance Purchase’ comprising of Brampton and Caledon. Treaty 14 is between the Crown and the Mississauga Peoples as represented by the ‘Head of the Lake Purchase’ which comprises Mississauga. 

We have the privilege to have among our ranks, Constable Kris Noakes. She is a citizen of the Anishinabek Nation and a member of Nipissing First Nation.

“We are all bound and responsible for honouring the treaty made in our Region with the Mississaugas of the Credit. It is important that we have these discussions and continue going forward.”

For nearly 20 years as an officer with Peel Regional Police, Kris has been raising awareness and providing education on the history and affairs of indigenous people here in Peel.  Recently she gave a Lunch-and-Learn presentation which was well received and garnered genuine conversation.

“It was a great beginning, a great start…conversation, work that can be done in the future.”

On behalf of Peel Regional Police, Chief Chris McCord would like to encourage everyone to take the opportunity to watch the video in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

When shared is our heritage, cared is our community and promoted is our unity.

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