The signing of Treaty 4 in 1874 between Saskatchewan’s Indigenous peoples and the Government of Canada marked the beginning of a relationship that will endure as long as the sun shines, the rivers flow, and the grasses grow. Today, united by the agreements made in Treaty 4, we are all Treaty people. In this exhibit, see Treaty 4 presented in a rare document: Canada's only known written record of Treaty promises from the viewpoint of the Indigenous people.
Left | A page from Treaty 4. "Entered into between the Government of Canada and Indian Tribes at Fort Qu'Appelle, Library and Archives Canada. Right | A section of the Chief Paskwa Pictograph. It is the only known document in Canada showing the terms of a treaty from an Indigenous perspective.