Though more than a century has passed since the signing of Treaty 6, the impact of the terms
outlined in the 1876 document has left lasting consequences. For those living in the Treaty 6 area,
the treaty continues to influence their everyday lives. In this section, we examine contemporary
Treaty 6 life and explore the ways in which the signing of this historic agreement has shaped the
lives and experiences of those who call this area home.
In the Implications and Contentions section, we will
explore some of the complex and often painful ramifications of the numbered treaties, especially as
they apply to the Treaty 6 area. Specifically, we will take a look at issues pertaining to
land claims, residential schools,
missionary activity, reserves,
and government relations.
The Governance section introduces the bands
of Treaty 6 and the organizations which represent them in
both Alberta and Saskatchewan. Be sure to check out the
searchable database, where you’ll find the bands listed by
name, band number, province, hectares of land, and number of
The last section, entitled Cultural Healing,
focuses on the importance of maintaining cultural traditions which play a vital role in the healing of past
injustices. Here we will celebrate the art,
and dance, storytelling and oral history,
traditional justice, and traditional healing
practised by the Peoples of Treaty 6.