Welcome to UNB’s Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, 2015!
copyright Natalie Sappier, 2015
As long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the river flows
The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre was the proud host of the University of New Brunswick’s first Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, from October 28 to 30, 2015. We celebrated the peace and friendship treaties signed by the British Crown and the Wabanaki peoples of the Maritimes between 1725 and 1799 and how the peace and friendship treaties continue to define the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples today.
Along with public lectures on the evenings of October 28th and 29th and displays of Indigenous arts, crafts, and cultures and the Wabanaki and English understandings of the peace and friendship treaties, the centerpiece of Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, 2015 was a symposium, “Towards Reconciliation: Fulfilling the Promise of the Peace and Friendship Treaties”.