Poverty Task Force/United Way Community Update #202

Dear Colleagues,

Ontario would not exist as it is today without treaties. They form the basis of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Although many treaties were signed more than a century ago, treaty commitments are just as valid today as they were then.

More on our local treaties can be found at: Treaty Recognition Week: SON-Crown Treaties | Saugeen Times for Nottawasaga Purchase, 17 Oct 1818, Treaty #18, Saugeen Tract Purchase, 9 Aug 1836, Treat # 45 ½ and Saugeen Peninsula Treaty, 10 Oct 1854, Treaty # 72.

Read more: History of treaties in Ontario | ontario.ca

Treaties Recognition Week (5-11 Nov 2023) was launched in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (PDF) to increase treaty awareness and provide students and the public with an important opportunity to learn why treaties matter. For more resources go to: Treaties Recognition Week | ontario.ca Map of Ontario treaties and reserves | ontario.ca

We All Belong: Voices of Lived Experiences is a 10-segment series of interviews being produced by Rogers TV.  New segments of the series are aired each week and can be shared from the Rogers TV Grey County website. We All Belong: Stories of Lived Experiences – Grey County (rogerstv.com)

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Stay well, Jill