Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day 2021 Event
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Times: 8:15 am — Flag raising ceremony
9 am — Formal program
Location: City Hall Plaza (southwest corner)
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The City of Edmonton and the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations co-hosted the first Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day in 2013. The event was organized to commemorate the signing of Treaty No. 6 between the Plains, Wood Cree, Nakota, Saulteaux, and Dene people and the Crown at Fort Carlton on August 23, 1876. To pay homage to the adhesion to Treaty No.6 by Chiefs at a site in what is now known as Edmonton, on August 21, 1877. To acknowledge the achievements and contributions of local First Nations people to the development of the region, especially in the 144 years since the Treaty was signed; and to celebrate the collaborative relationship enjoyed today by the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the City of Edmonton.
Edmonton was founded in Treaty No. 6 territory and Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day recognizes Edmonton’s connection with the First Peoples of this land.
View the winning artwork from previous years in the Art Contest Gallery
The Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day Art Contest is postponed until further notice.
Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day allows City and First Nation leaders to:
Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day is planned in partnership by the City of Edmonton, through its Indigenous Relations Office (IRO), and the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations. Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day is one of a range of initiatives shared between the City and the Confederacy. The working relationship between the organizations was formalized through the Memorandum of Cooperation and Dialogue in 2012.