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Ontario Observes Treaties Recognition Week 2023

Press Release

November 06, 2023

Indigenous Affairs

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TORONTO — Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement to mark the beginning of Treaties Recognition Week:

“This week, Ontario recognizes Treaties Recognition Week, an annual opportunity to reflect on the importance of the more than 40 treaties and other agreements covering this province, outlining the rights, responsibilities and relationships between Indigenous peoples and the provincial and federal governments.

Since 2016, Ontario has acknowledged Treaties Recognition Week as the first full week of November following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

A critical step on the path to reconciliation involves education, and the Ontario government is working with Indigenous and education partners to promote treaty awareness events in schools and public libraries across the province and continuing to expand the teaching and learning resources to support businesses, organizations and all people in Ontario.

I encourage everyone to learn and deepen our understanding of the role treaties play in our province, our lives and relationships with each other, bringing us all closer to our goal of achieving meaningful reconciliation.”

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Arts and Culture

Learn more about the live performances, cultural institutions and creative grants the province has to offer. Learn more

Business and Economy

Information about Ontario’s economy and how to do business here. Includes economic development opportunities, research funding, tax credits for business and the Ontario Budget. Learn more


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Rural and North

Information about the province’s Far North and rural communities. Get connected to business improvement organizations and learn more about funding and programs that support rural, northern and Indigenous communities. Learn more

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Curtis Lindsay
Minister’s Office

Flavia Mussio
Communications Branch


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