We Are All Treaty People

What is the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba?

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba is a neutral organization that aims to strengthen, rebuild, and enhance the Treaty Relationship between First Nations and Canada. We also offer training, facilitate discussion, and support research on Treaties. All Canadians benefit from the Treaties, and we want everyone to know that “We Are All Treaty People!”

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‘We encourage people to do the research’: A look at developing land acknowledgments

Land acknowledgments in sports and government When Lance Cardinal was approached by the Edmonton Oilers to act as an Indigenous consultant, the Cree artist and designer knew the first thing he wanted to do was

‘An important step’: first Indigenous land acknowledgement voiced in legislature

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

TRCM Spends the day with Language and Culture Unit



It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Elder D’Arcy Linklater. Elder Linklater was a long-standing member of the Elders’ Council for the TRCM and AMC and has provided guidance and input into many projects completed by the TRCM, most notably, the Treaty Elders’ Teachings, Volumes 1 – 4. In addition, Elder Linklater was a huge contributor to the Elders Council terms of reference. He is remembered for his generosity and how at every meeting he attended, he brought a gift for everyone. Elder Linklater was also a member of our Speakers Bureau, helping to educate the general public on Treaty issues and particularly Treaty 5 Adhesion. He was very proud of where he came from and advocated strongly for his Nation. His humour will be greatly missed. Although he was very serious in his work, he loved to joke around with the Elders Council and staff members. We are so grateful that we could honour and visit him last September at his home of Nisichawayasihk. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his beautiful family, the leadership, and the community. (His Speaker Profile from our website is below.)Elder D’Arcy LinklaterElder D’Arcy Linklater was born in Nisichawayasihk, formerly Nelson House, on May 3, 1950, and raised by his grandparents who taught him to live openly like the water and the river to experience life to the fullest. His great grandfather was Pierre Moose the Chief who made the Adhesion to #5 Treaty with the Crown in Nelson House on July 30, 1908.He received his elementary education in Nisichawayasihk and attended residential school in Portage La Prairie where he graduated from high school. He attended Keewatin Community College in The Pas, Manitoba where he graduated from the Natural Resource Management course.D’Arcy has worked as a trapper, fisherman, hunter, and miner. He was employed with the Department of Natural Resources for eight years in Thompson, Manitoba.He has been executive director for his Cree Nation and an elected leader for over fifteen years. He has a keen interest in justice and equal rights for his people. He continues to work tirelessly for his people with the aim of combating injustices and poverty.D’Arcy’s dream is to move away from wardship toward social and economic justice. He seeks sustainable ways to use the natural resources in a way that will provide a meaningful opportunity for First Nations people while at the same time providing protection and respect for the land. See MoreSee Less
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We are at the Treaty 5 Summit this week, and we had a little helper welcoming people to check out our information booth! ❤️ See MoreSee Less
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Join us this Wednesday for another exciting episode of "Let’s Talk Treaty!" at 12:30pm on NCI FM. We will speak to Elder Harry Bone of Keeseekoowenin First Nation in the Treaty 2 Territory, and former Treaty Commissioner Dennis White Bird of the Treaty 4 community of Rolling River First Nation. They will discuss their forthcoming book Miinigoowisiwin: Our Spiritual and Natural Knowledge. If you missed a previous episode of “Let’s Talk Treaty,” head to our website at www.trcm.ca. If you are interested in booking a speaker for your next event, please fill out our request form or contact our Speakers Bureau Coordinator. See MoreSee Less
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Are you looking to expand your knowledge about the Treaties and the Treaty Relationship? Book one of our speakers for your next event! Our Speakers Bureau members provide in-depth discussions on topics related to the original Spirit and Intent of the Treaties as well as historical and contemporary issues surrounding Treaties. Our speakers include teachers, lawyers, historians, residential school survivors, knowledge keepers, and elders. Please visit our website at www.trcm.ca to view our speaker biographies and find our request form. You can also contact our Speakers Bureau Coordinator at speakersbureau@trcm.ca See MoreSee Less
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Indigenous people from Canada, U.S., meet in Saskatoon to sign treaty aiming to restore bison | CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/buffalo-treaty-wanuskewin-heritage-park-july-15-2022-1.6522999?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Join us for Let’s Talk Treaty at 12:30pm on NCI FM. We will be speaking to Aaron Mills from Couchiching. He is a member of the Bear Clan and is an assistant prof. at McGill. This summer he will teach an “Indigenous Legal Traditions” course with Elder Bone & Grandmother Copenace.

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day and Summer Solstice! The TRCM recognizes this day as a time to celebrate Indigenous peoples’ rich languages, stories, and histories across this land. This day of light has historical roots and has been celebrated for thousands of years!


Mama Bear Greets New Baby, Has The Knowledge Of Her Ancestors On Her Back And Is Surrounded By Community Nourishment ❤️❤️

Please join us for a Brown Bag Lunch Series presentation premiering on our YouTube channel on Tuesday, June 21st at 12PM. Chris Henderson, Executive Director of TLEC, will present: “Manitoba Framework Agreement on Treaty Land Entitlement – 25 Years Later. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCygGVnfn4nSuSsONMDVr5-Q

The Grade 12 course on Treaties will be on Nov 23, 2022. If you are a grade 12 teacher who is interested in teaching this course, please join us by registering for the one day session. This is a virtual event! To register, please go to: https://trcm.ca/education/grow/

Did you know that more than 200 years ago, the Peguis-Selkirk Treaty was made? You can learn more by listening to this 15-minute episode of “Let’s Talk Treaty!” https://soundcloud.com/trcm/ltt-4-peguis-selkirk-treaty-maureen-matthews-harry-bone-part-2-nov-15-2017?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
(Images of the Treaty and map from the Archives of Manitoba). #NIHM2022


TRCM’s Treaty Education Teacher Summer Institute will take place on August 24 & 25, 2022. K – 12 Educators are invited to attend! To register, please go to https://trcm.ca/education/grow/
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