Britney Keeley’s opinion piece on Treaties
At school in early Spring my grand daughter’s grade 4 class had to write their opinion on this question:
What do you think of the treaties that were signed between the First Nations and the Canadian government? Share your opinion below.
With my grand daughter Britney’s permission I share her written response here:
I believe the treaty agreement was unfair, because the First Nations did not get all they were promised. Another reason is that they already had that land from the Creator. Also, the wolfers were looking for horses in the mountains and they came along the First Nations and killed them for no reason when they did not have the horses. And that is why I think the treaty was unfair.
by Britney Penelope Keeley
Fran and I have had four lovely weeks together with both of our grand daughters. They leave for their Alberta home tomorrow. Here are a few other images and notes.
Britney (left) and Emma (right) at Takakkaw Falls in Canada’s Yoho National Park in early July when we drove back to British Columbia in early July. In the local Cree language “Yoho” means awe or wonder, “Takakkaw” means magnificent.
Emma, Brit and Francis at Lake Louise in Alberta – July 13, 2021
Our picnic at Takakkaw Falls with Emma, below.
The next two photos were taken at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan on August 3, 2005.
They speak of the treaties and promises. Well – the broken promises.
Brit when she was six in 2017
Cheers for peace,
Bruce and Britney