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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Flag Raised at London City Hall to Commemorate the 220th Anniversary of the London Township Treaty

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2016120 Views

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We are all Treaty People

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Flag Raised at London City Hall to Commemorate the 220th Anniversary of the London Township Treaty

London, ON — September 7, 2016

Chief Leslee White-Eye was on-hand this morning to raise the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation’s flag at London City Hall to commemorate the 220th anniversary of the London Township Treaty. This event is significant. This morning’s flag raising acknowledges London and Chippewas’ shared history and will educate the public on the Treaty signed on September 7th, 1796. The London Township Treaty is a land purchase agreement between the Chippewas and the British Crown for a tract of land located north of the Thames River.

“This is a positive step towards building a respectful relationship between the City and Chippewas of the Thames. One of the key tenants of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 recommendations is raising awareness of the history of Treaties and Indigenous rights. Initiatives like this serve to foster awareness and educational opportunities around our shared Treaty history for Londoners.”

The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is committed to strengthening the ongoing relationship with the City of London.

Background

Signed on September 7th, 1796, the London Township Treaty is also referred to as Treaty No. 6. Signatories to the Treaty include Alexander McKee signed on behalf of King George III, and 13 ‘Chiefs, Warriors, and People of the Cheppewa [sic] Nation’ who are ancestors of the modern-day communities of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, and Walpole Island First Nation.

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For more information, contact Clint Couchie, Policy Analyst, 519-289-5555.

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