Treaty making and the significance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763

This webinar provides an introduction to treaty-making between First Nations peoples and the Crown (Canada) and discusses the significance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 to this process. 

Presentation by Cynthia Bird

October 25, 2016

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About the webinar

This webinar provides an introduction to treaty-making between First Nations peoples and the Crown (Canada) and discusses the significance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 to this process. This presentation will provide a foundation for future webinars in the Treaties and the Treaty Relationship webinar series. This webinar series which is presented in collaboration with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.

About the presenter

Cynthia Bird is a Cree educator from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba and Treaty 1 Territory. Mrs. Bird has thirty-four years of work experience in community education, research involving urban Aboriginal homelessness, Indigenous curriculum development, and group facilitation processes. Her education journey has included traditional and non-traditional settings, working with Elders, various education institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and First Nation communities and organizations in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. Mrs. Bird began her work with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba in 2009 as the lead and principal writer for the Treaty Education Initiative K-12 (TEI). In recognition of her accomplishments and contributions to treaty education, she received the Aboriginal Circle of Educators Research and Curriculum Development Award in 2011 and the Treaty Advocacy Award from the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba in 2014. Currently, she is advisor to the TEI, and lives in Treaty 7 territory in Calgary, where she works as an independent consultant.

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