Mi'kmaq (Peace and Friendship) Treaties and Reconciliation (Contemporary)

Posted: April 22, 2020

This 13-minute video provides a contemporary view of the Peace and Friendship Treaties of the Maritimes. The video may have to be viewed several times to answer questions. Questions to consider after watching: (1) The video begins with several descriptors of treaties (Treaties...they...etc.) Jot down as many as you can. (2) How long have the Mi'kmaq been here? (3) What five nations make up the Wabanaki Confederacy (4) What does "bury the hatchet" mean? (5) Name 3-5 things Peace and Friendship treaties with the Mi'kmaq stated or promised? (6) What was the 1985 Supreme Court decision? (7) What does it mean to be "the dreamcatcher" generation? (8) What does "we are all treaty people" mean? (9) What is reconciliation?