Alberta Premier Jason Kenney took time Sunday to honour Treaty Six Recognition Day.
At Fort Carlton in Saskatchewan almost 144 years ago on Aug. 23, Plains Indigenous Peoples signed Treaty Six, a land agreement with the federal crown. An adhesion to the Treaty was signed in Alberta at a site that is now known as Edmonton.
Treaty Six covers a large area of land in Central Alberta and Saskatchewan.
“I think there is a deep and growing understanding of the moral obligation that we have as a society to work together in mutual respect with First Nations people. Let us move forward in the spirit of Treaty Six and those that came after it,” Kenney said in a statement.