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Keyword: Niigaan Sinclair

Episode 3: Treaty

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 2:56 PM

What are treaties and why do they matter? This episode features Niigaan James Sinclair, who describes treaties between First Nations and Canadian Settlers as ongoing relationships of mutual benefit, not a one-time exchange of land.

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Face2Face | Whose Neighbour Am I? Treaty One and Mennonite Privilegium (video)

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

The stories of Indigenous and Mennonite peoples are woven into larger Canadian settlement movements, even as our experiences have been vastly different.

The early 1870's witnessed agreements with the government of Canada for both people groups. In August, 1871, Treaty 1—the first of seven signed Treaties—was signed between Canada and the Anishinabek and Swampy Cree of southern Manitoba, appropriating land from Indigenous peoples in return for reserved land and opening a basis for assimilation into Canadian society.

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Niigaan James Sinclair | The History of the St. Peters Band Removal (videos)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 2:48 PM

A lecture by Niigaan James Sinclair on the story of the illegal surrender and forcible removal of the St. Peter's Band and the band's re-location to the present-day reserve of Peguis First Nation.

Niigaan James Sinclair, Anishinaabe (St. Peter's / Little Peguis), is an Assistant Professor in Native Studies at the University of Manitoba.
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