Treaty No. 1 150 Commemoration

2021 marks the 150th year anniversary since the signing of the first of the 11 numbered treaties in Canada. To commemorate this important milestone in Canadian history, Parks Canada joined Treaty One Nation and the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba in celebration.

Treaty No. 1

Signed at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site between the Ojibway, Swampy Cree, and the Crown, Treaty No. 1 paved the way for establishing a relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples. As the first treaty, it set the precedent that allowed Canada's settlement and sovereignty as a nation.

Celebrations

On August 3rd, representatives from the Treaty One Nation, the Government of Canada, and the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba gathered at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site to mark the 150th anniversary of the making of Treaty No. 1 in 1871.

What do you know about Treaty No. 1?

To help commemorate this anniversary, a series of activities and resources are now available online. Browse around and take advantage of these interesting resources; including articles, audio features, videos and more.

Learn more about Treaty One Nation.

Learn more about the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.

  • From the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, listen to episodes of “Let’s Talk Treaty” bi-weekly on NCI FM, or find them on the TRCM website.

What makes Lower Fort Garry unique?