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Indian Reserves, the Indian Act, and Confederation
June 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
With Cheryl Knockwood
Treaties are agreements made between two, or possibly even several nations or governments, and are meant to govern the relationship between parties. Between 1725 and 1762, the British Crown, the Mi’kmaq, and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people signed a series of Treaties of Peace and Friendship. Within these treaties, L’nu and Wolastoqiyik did not give up the title and rights to their land, nor did they give up their status as sovereign nations.
Governance Coordinator, Membertou Heritage Centre
Currently, Cheryl is working for Membertou as a Governance Coordinator where she assists Membertou with the development of its laws in relation to Land Management and Citizenship. Previously she worked as a Senior Policy Analyst with the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs. While there, she held several portfolios within the organization which included fisheries, environment, treaty education and economic development.