We Are All Treaty People
The signing of Treaty 4 in 1874 between Saskatchewan’s Indigenous peoples and the Government of Canada marked the beginning of a relationship that endures as long as the sun shines, the rivers flow, and the grasses grow. United by the agreements made in Treaty 4, We Are All Treaty People displays a rare document: Canada's only known written record of Treaty promises from the viewpoint of the Indigenous people.

Known as the Chief Paskwa Pictograph, this document was made in the late 1800s by Chief Paskwa. Written on ledger paper, pictograph and addresses the issues the people of Treaty 4 faced since its signing in 1874. The Chief's intent was to have it delivered to Queen Victoria in England but she would never see it. In 2007, the Pasqua First Nation was able to acquire the rare document, returning it to Saskatchewan for the first time in over a century.
Treaty 4 was signed in the autumn of 1874 on September 15 in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. The exhibit's colour palette, shapes and lines pays homage to this important date.
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An exhibition at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, showcasing Canada's only known record of treaty negotiations from an Indigenous perspective.
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