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1899 and After

The Fraudulent Treaty

Article Feature By Philip R. Coutu and Lorraine Hoffman-Mercredi

   
The Fraudulent Treaty is a modestly revised version of CHAPTER X from Inkonze: The Stones of Traditional Knowledge, a comprehensive history of Northeastern Alberta. The book's unique research model integrates Aboriginal oral history with written historical records to relate Dene people's ancient connection with the Athabasca. The Chipewyan people's mythology and traditions confirm that they are the First People of the Athabasca; and therefore, the co-authors contend that it is in this historical context which Treaty No. 8 must be understood.

For more information on Treaty 8 Revisited: Selected Papers on the 1999 Centennial Conference, visit the Lobstick website

Reprinted from with permission from Lobstick: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 

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