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Oct 20, 2023
Copy shows treaty ‘was about allowing access to the land, not selling the land’: elder
What is thought to be the final remaining community copy of a 150-year-old treaty that opened a gateway to what is now Western Canada is on temporary display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.
The 24 Anishinaabe chiefs who signed Treaty 3 in 1873 were given copies of Manidoo Mazina’igan — the sacred treaty — by the Crown.
Naotkamegwanning First Nation Chief Paabamasagaa’s copy — believed to be the last of its kind and which has since been cared for by his descendants, Ottawa and the Lake of the Woods Museum — has been on display at the human rights museum since Monday.