Media Advisory - Robinson-Huron Treaty Chiefs to Enforce Treaty Promises

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Sept. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - On September 9th, 2014 - the 164th anniversary of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 - First Nations signatories will announce a major step they are taking to enforce the terms of the Treaty.

The Robinson-Huron Treaty recognizes the political and economic relationship between the First Nations signatories and the Crown, including the sharing of revenues of any resource development on the lands involved in the treaty which covers approximately 35, 700 square miles of territory in what is now southern Ontario.  The Crown, however, has not acted honorably in maintaining its promises set out in the treaty and the Robinson-Huron Treaty Chiefs, successors of the original signatories, have inherited the responsibility to ensure that the terms of the Treaty are honoured.

The Chiefs will share information on the steps they are taking at an information forum and press conference on September 9.

EVENT DETAILS

What:
Treaty of Niagara and Robinson-Huron Treaty Learning Event and Press Conference

Date & Time:
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, 10:00 AM1:00 PM (Eastern)

Media Availability:
1:00 PM

Location:
Room EW205 (Doc Brown Lounge)
Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig/Algoma University
1520 Queen St. East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Who:
Chief Dean Sayers, Batchewana First Nation Ojibways
Dave Nahwegahbow, Legal Counsel

Other Chiefs from the Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory will be available for media interviews.

SOURCE Robinson-Huron Treaty Trust

For further information: Mike Restoule, Phone: 705-498-7353, Email: resmik@anishinabek.ca