On June 17th we toured a buffalo effigy that Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway and Lorne Kequahtooway created at Regent Park, and then bussed out to 200 acres of native prairie at Lumsden Beach Camp (a TLSN member) for land-based learning, poetry readings, storytelling, and singing with Alvin Francis, Carol Rose GoldenEagle, Tom Harrison, and Kylie Orr.
On June 3rd Paula and Morley Maier hosted a regional gathering at their farm south of Yorkton. We were honoured to be joined by Elder Ross Cadotte, Tribal Chief Isabel O’Soup of the Yorkton Tribal Council, Mayor Mitch Hippsley and representatives from the RM, friends and neighbours of the Maiers from Little Bone and nearby farms, and many others!
We had a great day touring Tom and Tracy Harrison’s place with Alicia and Brett from the Comeback Society.
Amy Seesequasis says for Indigenous people, everything revolves around the land. “When we look at our culture, it’s based on the land,” Seesequasis says in a virtual discussion on September 15, moderated by Canadian Cattlemen editor Lisa Guenther for a webinar with the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation.
On June 10, 2022, TLSN members Nettie Wiebe, Jim Robbins, and Will Robbins hosted a land sharing event at their farmstead near Delisle, SK. We had three school groups from Saskatoon join us for the day, and were surprised and honoured to have Debbie Baptiste, mother...
A group of farmers, ranchers, and other landholders strongly oppose Saskatchewan’s new trespassing legislation, which came into force on January 1, 2022, for creating new obstacles to the implementation of our shared treaties. The Trespass to Property Amendment Act,...
“There is no danger in sharing land; that’s what treaty people do.”
“No ecosystem is whole and functioning unless it has Indigenous Peoples accessing it.”
Indigenous, environmental, and agricultural organizations throughout Saskatchewan have come together to call on the provincial government to halt the sale of treaty land to private owners. Since 2007, the Province has auctioned off over 2 million acres of Crown land – totalling an area larger than Prince Albert National Park – with sweeping implications for treaty relations, wildlife habitat, and the ability of people throughout Saskatchewan to access land for both livelihood and recreational activities.