37th Annual Treaty 4 Gathering brought up to 2,000 students per day

Last week, many First Nations under Treaty 4 came together at the site of the signing of the Treaty in Fort Qu’Appelle. The week marked 149 years since the signing of the Treaty

September 28th, 2023

"It was great…this year was a little bit extra special because there were so many people that came to be a part of it.." - Gaylene Anaquod, Director of Governance, Programs and Policy with File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council.

The week kicked off with a pipe ceremony and feast. Tuesday through Thursday, the gathering saw 1200 - 2000 students a day arriving from First Nations, Towns and City schools across Southern Saskatchewan to learn about Treaty 4, First Nation culture and history. Students rotated through activities in Twenty-four teepees that offered teachings on a wide variety of topics, such as - canoes, pictographs, a walk to learn about the evolution of the Treaty, bannock on a stick, and Buffalo hide. The White Raven Healing Centre did a teaching on how to understand and get in touch with your emotions as a part of mental health and wellness, and Elders shared stories.

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