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Re-enacting treaty signing in Lac Seul

Thursday July 12, 2012
Chief Clifford Bull of Lac Seul First Nation and Sioux Lookout mayor Dennis Leney dressed in the traditional wear of the 1920’s for Lac Seul’s treaty day July 6.

Photos by Christian Quequish/Wawatay News
Minnie Garrick makes her way to the drummer’s circle with the assistance of her grandson during Garnet Angeconeb’s returning the children ceremony on treaty day July 6.

Photos by Christian Quequish/Wawatay News
A Lac Seul welcoming party greets the plane holding the government officials – the plane holding the children would land on the other side of the causeway between Archie’s Landing and Kejick Bay.

Photos by Christian Quequish/Wawatay News
Lac Seul re-enacted the treaty party consisting of five canoes carrying the Aboriginal agent, RCMP officer, and offering of goods.

Photos by Christian Quequish/Wawatay News
Photos by Christian Quequish/Wawatay News

Re-enacting treaty signing in Lac Seul.
Drummers play a song for the residential school survivors during Garnet Angeconeb’s returning the children ceremony. See page 16 for story on returning the children.

Photos by Christian Quequish/Wawatay News

“Treaty day is a day of gathering, sharing, laughter, and fun,” said Chief Clifford Bull of Lac Seul First Nation.

Community members of LSFN and visitors from far and wide came together at Archie’s Landing near Kejick Bay on Treaty Day (July 6). The ceremony began with an Indian agent, RCMP officer and others coming into the community in canoes and trading traditional goods with the chief and council.

Canoe races, a healing ceremony for residential school survivors, various games, and a grand feast were among the events that took place during Lac Seul’s treaty day.


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