Resolution Number: 2004-09-10Treaty 9 Commemoration Gathering And Creefest 2005
2004-09-10 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council 19th Annual Assembly

First Nation

Chief Leo Friday

Kashechewan First Nation

First Nation

Fore Albany

First Nation

Chief Mike Metatawabin

Fort Albany First Nation

Moose Cree First Nation

Resolution No. 2004-09-10

Treaty 9 Commemoration Gathering and Creefest 2005

WHEREAS the year 2005 will be the one hundredth anniversary of the signing of Treaty 9, in which the British Crown and the British settler governments in northern North America recognized the original status of the Mushkegowuk People and our ownership of Mushkegowuk Territory, and entered into a land­sharing agreement with us; and

New Post First Nation

Chapleau Cree First Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation

Adopted by Consensus

Certified copy of a Resolution passed on Sept. 16, 2004

WHEREAS it is desirable that the Creefest cultural celebration held annually in summer be planned for the summer of 2005; and

WHEREAS the hundredth anniversary of the signing of Treaty 9 is a fundamentally important occasion for the Mushkegowuk People to look backward on our survival as a people and to look forward to our future as a nation;

September 16, 2004

Cochrane, Ontario

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Mushkegowuk Assembly supports the holding of Creefest 2005 together with a major historical and cultural celebration of the signing of Treaty 9 at the same time on the exact location of the original signing of Treaty 9 on the Albany River near the present communities of Fort Albany and Kashechewan; and

Resolution No. 2004-09-10, cont.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mushkegowuk Council, together with NAN, immediately begin planning for the major Creefest 2005 and the Treaty 9 Commemoration joint celebration at the Treaty 9 signing site on the Albany River, including planning by the Mushkegowuk Grand Chief and staff for sourcing and allocation of funds to support the commemoration.