The City of Edmonton and the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations co-hosted Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day in 2013 to commemorate the signing of Treaty No. 6 between the Plains, Wood Cree, Nakota, Saulteaux and Dene people and the Crown at Fort Carlton on August 23, 1876. To pay homage to the adhesion to Treaty No.6 by Chiefs at a site in what is now known as Edmonton, on August 21, 1877. To acknowledge the achievements and contributions of local First Nations people to the development of the region, especially in the 144 years since the Treaty was signed; and to celebrate the collaborative relationship enjoyed today by the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the City of Edmonton.
Edmonton was founded in Treaty No. 6 territory and Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day recognizes Edmonton’s connection with the First peoples of this land.
Mayor Don Iveson and Grand Chief Billy Morin invite Edmontonians and all citizens of Alberta’s Treaty No. 6 territory to participate in the Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day Art Contest.
The winners from the 2019 contest were
- Youth Category – Alonso Paul from Paul First Nation, Title of Artwork: Where the Sun Shines, Grass Grows, River Flows
- Adult Category – Svetlana Okovacki from Edmonton, Title of Artwork: Roots of Life