Mi’qmaq Treaty Day Proclamation

When the English began to make their homes in our land our forefathers protected the livelihood and survival of the Mi’qmaq by signing treaties with their Kings. Throughout the seasons the treaties have remained.

On November 21, 1985, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed that the Treaty of 1752 is still strong. The Mi’qmaq are still protected by its articles and we call upon Her Majesty to honour this Treaty and others made with the Mi’qmaq Nation.

On this 234th year of the Treaty of 1752, I, as Grand Chief of the Mi’qmaq, invite every Mi’qmaq to observe October 1 this year and every year thereafter as “Treaty Day” to commemorate the unique and special relationship that exists between the Mi’qmaq and Her Majesty.

PROCLAIMED at Halifax, Nova Scotia, this 1st day of October, A.D. 1986.

(Signed)
DONALD MARSHALL
Grand Chief


Mi’qmaq Treaty Day Proclamation

When the English began to make their homes in our land our forefathers protected the livelihood and survival of the Mi’qmaq by signing treaties with their Kings. Throughout the seasons the treaties have remained.

On November 21, 1985, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed that the Treaty of 1752 is still strong. The Mi’qmaq are still protected by its articles and we call upon Her Majesty to honour this Treaty and others made with the Mi’qmaq Nation.

On this 234th year of the Treaty of 1752, I, as Grand Chief of the Mi’qmaq, invite every Mi’qmaq to observe October 1 this year and every year thereafter as “Treaty Day” to commemorate the unique and special relationship that exists between the Mi’qmaq and Her Majesty.

PROCLAIMED at Halifax, Nova Scotia, this 1st day of October, A.D. 1986.

(Signed)
DONALD MARSHALL
Grand Chief


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Learning Objectives

Learners will understand that present day Mi'qmaq leaders have declared a special day to recognize the importance of treaties signed centuries ago.

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