UOI OFFICES, Oct. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Monday, October 7, 2013 marks the
250th anniversary of the issuing of the Royal Proclamation under the
authority of King George III.
The Proclamation is referred to by legal scholars as "the Indian Magna
Carta"- representing the first time that Aboriginal title was
recognized by a European power and laying the foundation for a
constitutional relationship between the Crown in Canada and "the Indian
Tribes of North America", who were specifically referred to as
"nations". The Proclamation marked the official launch of the Treaty
Relationship in what was to become Canada.
The Union of Ontario Indians is planning a ceremonial event at the head
office on Hwy. 17 West to commemorate the significance of the Royal
Proclamation. The event will invite North Bay educators, students and
political leaders to the event where Anishinabek Nation Elder Gordon
Waindubence will give a teaching on the 1764 Covenant Chain Wampum
Belt, signifying the importance of Treaties to the peaceful settlement
The Union of Ontario Indians will also launch a new publication - made
possible by the support of Ontario's Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs -
called "Nation to Nation: a resource on treaties in Ontario".
What: Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation, "Nation to Nation" book launch
Who: Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare, Elder Gordon Waindubence,
"Nation to Nation" book editor, Maurice Switzer.
When: Monday, October 7, 2013 10a.m. to 12 noon
Where: Union of Ontario Indians head office, Hwy. 17 East
Both "Nation to Nation" and the previous publication "We are all Treaty
People" will be available at Gulliver's in North Bay, at the Nipissing
University/Canadore College Campus Bookstore, the Union of Ontario
Indians head office or online at goodminds.com.
The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians as its
secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 39 member
communities across Ontario, representing approximately 55,000 people.
The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in
Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires,
which existed long before European contact.
SOURCE: Anishinabek Nation
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Marci Becking, Communications Officer
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