Commemorating the signing of the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850

By Rosalind Russell – This past Saturday marked 173 years since the Robinson Huron Treaty was signed with a large gathering taking place in Sault Ste. Marie.  

The Robinson Huron First Nations, which include all First Nations on Manitoulin Island, as well as Sagamok-Anishnawbek, Serpent River and Mississauga First Nations, held a ceremony with over 700 people in attendance to commemorate the signing in 1850.

Representatives of the Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund spoke about the importance of the Treaty, the annuities case, and the proposed settlement with federal ministers in attendance.  

In June, the 21 Robinson Huron Treaty First Nations and the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced a proposed settlement for past compensation.

Officials say the final settlement agreement is expected to be signed later this fall once all approvals are given.  

Photo: Hundreds of people from First Nations, part of the Robinson-Huron Treaty, gathered in Garden River this past weekend to mark the anniversary of the treaty, but also to update members about the litigation involving the legislation. Photo provided by Reg Niganobe

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