Trailer – Treaty Promises: Rekindling Treaty-Crown Relationships in Canada

“Treaty Promises” explores the historical and modern treaty making between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples and the land governance systems in territories where treaties have not been made or are in the process of being negotiated. They highlight that Treaties are about relationships, and profiles the political landscapes within which they arise and look at Treaty interpretation and implementation, shining light upon the contentious concepts of ‘cede’ and ‘surrender’. The videos show how non-Indigenous people benefit from Treaties, and highlight the role of Indigenous law, which preceded Canadian and provincial laws, in land governance, and continue to be part of Indigenous land governance today. It concludes by looking at means by which all of us can – and must – advance actions to ensure that Indigenous rights and responsibilities are upheld in land and water governance.

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