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Douglas Treaties translated into indigenous languages of Vancouver Island for first time

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Graphic by Gord Hill, Kwakwaka’wakw

‘Our people understood it to be a peace treaty so that we wouldn’t go burn their fort down’

CBC News, Feb 24, 2017

For the first time since they were signed 170 years ago, the Douglas Treaties have been translated into the indigenous languages of the Sencoten and Lekwungen First Nations of Vancouver Island.

But the effort to translate them has also highlighted how differently their meanings were understood by both sides who signed them. Read the rest of this entry

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