Since I've been getting lots of questions, I thought I'd share a bit about our route.
What the heck is a treaty anyways? Why is it important? Im not Indigenous. I wasn’t around during the signing. . . Well guess what?! I live in Treaty 13, a land that I am exercising my treaty right every day. Canada would not exist without treaties. There has been a long, tireless effort on the behalf of Indigenous people to maintain or regain rights. For Canada 150, why not let your hair down and learn, acknowledge, and discuss the treaty land and Indigenous rights. You might just learn and appreciate the ease to which you reside on Indigenous land.
In efforts to create a wicked commute from Toronto to Winnipeg I thought that it would be extremely eye-opening to travel by treaty; travel with learning; travel in a unique way and hopefully inspire others to do so to. Travel by treaty 2017 is set up to travel through treaties, as opposed to provinces. I hope to learn about each treaty we go through, and share it with you. We (my partner, Evan, and I) have sought permission to visit several communities along route to learn about them as well (we have emailed over 25 communities). And, we will be visiting some of the sites/repurposed residential schools along the way.