A Sign Post on the Path to Reconciliation

For the first time, road side signs are being put up to mark the boundary between Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Territory.

“We are proud to be the first province in Canada to officially mark treaty boundaries along major highways, working in partnership with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner to recognize the treaties.” Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs Don McMorris said in a news release to media. “The boundary signage is an additional resource to support Treaty education and reconciliation in our province.”

The signs will be installed along Highway 11 between Regina and Saskatoon in the Bladworth/Davidson area.

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways is coordinating the production and installation of the signs, with a public unveiling and ceremony planned for later in 2022.

This will make Saskatchewan the first province in Canada to mark Treaty boundaries along major provincial highways.

Treaty Commissioner Mary Culbertson said “A sign seems like such a small thing, but it represents something significant. Think about the number of Treaties that cross through where the province of Saskatchewan now lies. Our highways cross these territories and that has to be recognized and acknowledged,”


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