Divisions in Treaty 6 Perspectives: the dilemma of written text and oral tradition

  • Miriam Lily Wing Grant Macewan University and University of Alberta

Abstract

Since the signing of Treaty 6 in 1876, there has been ongoing controversy between the First Nations and the Canadian government regarding the understanding and fulfillment of the treaty terms. Through investigating both historical texts and oral tradition, this article hopes to give insight on the modern dilemma of treaty rights in the specific case of Treaty 6. In order for the most accurate understanding of Treaty 6 to be obtained, First Nations oral tradition and perspectives must be considered as valid evidence.

Author Biography

Miriam Lily Wing, Grant Macewan University and University of Alberta
I am a Bachelor of Elementary Education Transfer Student in my fourth year of studies.
Published
2016-11-25
How to Cite
Wing, M. (2016). Divisions in Treaty 6 Perspectives: the dilemma of written text and oral tradition. MacEwan University Student EJournal, 3(1). Retrieved from https://journals.macewan.ca/muse/article/view/220
Section
Arts and Sciences - Humanities