Undoing the 1923 William's Treaty
2023 will mark the 100th Year Anniversary of the signing of the 1923 William's Treaty.
This genocidal document criminalized Anishinaabeg hunting, fishing,
and gathering of traditional foods and medicines.
It legislated our foods and medicines out of our hands.
It robbed us of our health and strength and created hunger and disease.
It removed Anishinaabeg from our lands and waters
and disrupted cultural knowledge transmission.
As we plant, gather, process, eat, celebrate, and renew familial and community ties
we actively un-do the damage done by the colonial government through this treaty.
Together we restore cultural transmission, exercise sovereignty,
and practice Mnoominkewin.