Presenter: Sheldon Krasowski

Institution: Athabasca

Theme: FNMI

Description: This presentation has two main goals. The first is to explain the origin of the treaty right to education in Treaty Seven: The Blackfoot Crossing Treaty (1877). The second goal is to apply the concept of the treaty bundle, and show that bundling Treaties Six and the preceding numbered treaties with Treaty Seven strengthens treaty rights for all Indigenous peoples. A corollary from this discussion is that the rights that flow from Treaty Seven benefit both Indigenous and non Indigenous peoples. It takes two nations to make a treaty, and these treaty rights can explain the relationship between Indigenous and non Indigenous peoples in a post-secondary setting.