Here's what's happening for Treaties Recognition Week

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In honour of Treaties Recognition Week, various events and activities will be held for community members, starting Monday.

Since 2016, the first week of November has been recognized as Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario.

Treaties are legal agreements made between Indigenous people and the British Crown that define rights, responsibilities and relationships between First Nations and the federal and provincial governments.

There are 46 treaties covering Ontario. Timmins is located on Treaty 9, which was first signed in 1905 and 1906 with adhesions made in 1929 and 1930. The city is on the traditional lands of Mattagami First Nation.

Community members are encouraged to learn more about the history of treaties and their significance in Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples' lives.

Locally, several events will be held by Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, Northern College as well as Mushkegowuk Council’s Youth Department and Omushkego Nation Rebuilding Initiative.

Here's what's happening:

Daily until Nov. 7

Monday, Nov. 2

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Thursday, Nov. 5

Friday, Nov. 6

Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, TimminsToday.com