iinistsi 141: Signing Anniversary of Treaty 7

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Friday, September 21, 2018 | 11 a.m. | Mount Royal University | Open to all

Join Mount Royal University students, staff, faculty and community members as we acknowledge the 141 signing anniversary of Treaty 7 with a day long event titled Iinistsi 141. Iinistsi is the Blackfoot word for treaty.

On September 22, 1877 the First Nations of Southern Alberta including the Blackfoot: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani; Stoney Nakoda: Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley; and Tsuut'ina signed Treaty #7 east of Calgary at Blackfoot Crossing. The territory extends from out west at the Rocky Mountains and goes east to the Cypress Hills and north to the Red Deer River and south to the USA border.

This is a day long event with numerous opportunities to engage throughout the day
A detailed agenda is below.  All events are free and open for everyone to attend. No registration required.

Time          EventLocation
11:00 a.m.Unveiling of Inii Awatoo (Buffalo on the Move) rock monument near the pond will occur with a blessing, drumming and story from Elder Miiksikaam, Clarence Wolfleg Sr, of Siksika Nation.The monument by the MRU pond
11:30 a.m.Unveiling of the Indigenous mural in Wellness Services will occur with speeches and recognition from Cree Artist, Dion Simon, students and staff involved in the initiative.Wellness Services U216
12:00 p.m.A feast is being held in the lobby of the Leacock Theatre with Indigenous cuisine.Lobby of Leacock Theatre
1:00 p.m.Presentations from Treaty 7 scholars and academics, community workers and chief.
  • Chief Lee Crowchild (Tsuut'ina) 
  • Dr. Andrew Bear Robe (Siksika)
  • Doctoral Student, Trent Fox (Iyethka Nakoda) 
  • John Chief Moon (Kainai)
Leacock Theatre