News for Treaty No.1 Communities

Have your say!  Park Canada is currently reviewing future plans for Lower Fort Garry and The Forks National Historic Sites. You are invited to share your ideas about these sites from now until August 1, 2017. Find out more about Parks Canada’s vision by reviewing the draft plan for The Forks here: and the draft plan for Lower Fort Garry here: On each of these web pages you’ll find an email address for providing input. Parks Canada will be in Sagkeeng on July 26, 2017 at on the Arena Grounds from 10 am – 1 pm. Please join us for our Open House where we will discuss these plans in person.    


Join us to honour the Treaty: Every year on August 3rd we remember the making of Treaty No.1 at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site. This year, Parks Canada and the Treaty No. 1 Chiefs will unveil a new ‘Legacy Flag Exhibit’ where each Treaty No. 1 First Nation’s flag will be raised to fly at the site alongside the Union Jack and the Canada flag!  Mark your calendars and join us on this historic day that is also featuring a pipe ceremony, fresh bannock and music from the Summer Bear Dance Troupe singers, along with other special activities! Parks Canada will be adding details to our calendar soon:


Free Admission Forever!  As a member of a Treaty No.1 First Nation, you will enjoy free entry to Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site through Parks Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Open Door Program.  In recognition of the traditional ties many Indigenous communities have to Parks Canada heritage places, this program is designed to encourage and strengthen your relationship to Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site. Watch for more information about this program or join us on August 3rd at Treaty No. 1 Commemoration Day at Lower Fort Garry to learn more.