Ceremony Commemorating our Treaty Relationship

Thursday, November 24, 2016

A Ceremony to Commemorate Our Treaty Relationship was held at Government House, Halifax last evening. The ceremony, which was co-hosted by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J Grant and Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Benjamin Sylliboy, is one of several steps in educating all Nova Scotians on our collective role as Treaty people in this province.

During his speech, His Honour said, “Tonight’s ceremony reinforces the special bond that exists between the Crown in Nova Scotia and the Mi’kmaw Nation. Although over 250 years old, the Treaties of Peace and Friendship continue to define the relationship between all Nova Scotians as we are all treaty people.”

During the ceremony, the recently digitized copies of the Peace and Friendship Treaties were unveiled. Prepared by the Nova Scotia Archives, the treaties may be accessed online by going to: http://novascotia.ca/archives/mikmaq/