Honouring the Spirit of 1817 - Commemorating the Selkirk Treaty

June 28, 2017

Honouring the Spirit of 1817 – Commemorating the Selkirk Treaty, Sunday, July 16, 2017: The Peguis Selkirk Treaty signed July 18, 1817 represented “peace, order and mutual cooperation."  This is the first treaty signed between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples in Western Canada. It shaped not only Winnipeg and Manitoba but also the nation itself.  In today’s spirit of reconciliation, a committee of 35 volunteers, including representatives of the St. Boniface Archdiocese, is Honouring the Spirit of 1817 by commemorating The Peguis Selkirk Treaty in a week-long series of events in the presence of the current Lord Selkirk from England.  There will be an Ecumenical Prayer Service on Sun., July 16, at 3 p.m. at the St. Boniface Cathedral organized by the Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian Churches.  All are invited to join in praying for renewed and ever stronger ties of friendship and mutual support between all peoples of our land. Click here for more information and events Juily 16-22.

 

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