Media Advisory – Robinson-Huron Treaty Chiefs to Enforce Treaty Promises

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Toronto, Sept. 7, 2012 – September 9th, 2012 marks the 162nd anniversary of the Robinson-Huron Treaty, 1850. The Treaty recognizes the sovereign relationship between the First Nations signatories and the Crown and the legal entitlements of the beneficiaries and obligations regarding resource development on the lands involved in the treaty.

The Crown has not honored the provisions of the Robinson-Huron Treaty, 1850 and its treaty partner, represented by 21 Robinson-Huron Treaty Chiefs, successors of the original signatories, have inherited the responsibility to ensure that the terms of the Treaty are honoured. The Chiefs will share information regarding steps to be taken to enforce the terms of the Treaty.
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