Unit Five: Treaty Relationships & the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
What Treaty is Flamborough part of? (Remember that written text does not capture "spirit and intent")
Some things to consider when looking at a Written Treaty:
- What is a Treaty from an indigenous perspective?
- What was the spirit and intent of the Treaty? What does this phrase mean?
- Was this Treaty rooted in the Treaty of Niagara (1764) and Silver Covenant Chain of Friendship?
- What were the oral interpretations and descriptions that came with the written document?
- How were complex terms and concepts translated and explained to the Indigenous delegates?
- How were complex terms and concepts translated and explained to the Crown's delegates?
- Is it even possible to surrender a specific area of land, with fixed boundaries, if you are a society that does not believe in a world-view where just a transaction can exist?
- Does purchasing land include purchasing sovereignty?
- Who were the people signing on behalf of the Crown? Indigenous Nations?
- Why was only the Mississauga Nation engaged?
- As people who live on this land, what do we do with Treaty No. 3?
Exploring the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Dwnd the following note to learn about the different parts of Canadian law.
The text for this document was taken from the “Youth Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - English Edition” published by the John Humphrey Centre.
Download the following case studies to learn about controversial developments in the Canadian Legal System: