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The Dakota People’s Experience in Manitoba

chief-darcy-bearOn September 19, 2012 Chief Darcy Bear from the Whitecap Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan joined a panel presentation: The Dakota People’s Experience in Canada. Hosted by the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, the discussion included:

  • Treaty relations between the Dakota, Crown and other First Nations;
  • Territorial and resource rights;
  • The Minnesota Conflict; and
  • Oral history.

Chief Bear’s PowerPoint presentations are available for viewing:

The Dakota/Crown Relationship: A Legacy of Alliance  (PDF)
Strengthening Community Building Opportunity  (PDF)


Featured Evaluation

“I have been to a number of sessions at the Learning Centre at the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba: each time I have been to the learning centre I have been very impressed with the detail they have to observing the traditional protocols of Aboriginal People which is very important as when the Treaties were being negotiated the Sacred Pipe was used to consult with our Ancestral Ways and tobacco came first.” ~Peter E. Parisian