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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Flag Raised at London City Hall to Commemorate the 220th Anniversary of the London Township Treaty

LONDON, ON (September 7, 2016)–Chief Leslee White-Eye was on-hand this morning to raise the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation’s flag at London City Hall to commemorate the 220th anniversary of the London Township Treaty.

This event is significant.  This morning’s flag raising acknowledges London and Chippewas’ shared history and will educate the public on the Treaty signed on September 7th, 1796.  The London Township Treaty is a land purchase agreement between the Chippewas and the British Crown for a tract of land located north of the Thames River.

“This is a positive step towards building a respectful relationship between the City and Chippewas of the Thames.  One of the key tenants of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 recommendations is raising awareness of the history of Treaties and Indigenous rights.  Initiatives like this serve to foster awareness and educational opportunities around our shared Treaty history for Londoners,” stated Chief Leslee White-Eye. Read More.