On July 12, 1905, The James Bay Treaty was first signed at Osnaburgh, Ontario. Its signing was an historic occasion. This treaty forms the basis of the relationship between the signing First Nations and the Crown. Because certain rights and responsibilities arise from this treaty relationship, Treaty No. 9 significantly influences the daily lives of the Aboriginal people in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN).
The 100th anniversary of the first signing of the James Bay Treaty serves to highlight this important process and provide an opportunity to gain a greater awareness of it.
Promises, Promises is a unique way of emphasizing the significance of the James Bay Treaty in a challenging and educational manner.
1 20Û x 20Û Deluxe Game Board
6 Game Pawns
1 Game Information Booklet with Game Play Instructions
1 James Bay Treaty No. 9 Centennial Commemoration Address
1 James Bay Treaty Document
24 Yellow Community Tokens
24 Blue Community Tokens
24 Red Community Tokens
250 Speech Cards with 30 Archival Photographs
30 Travel Cards
Kathy Perreault and Jim Hollander conceived and developed this game to increase understanding of Treaty No. 9 by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation people and by the non-Native public.
Grade Level:Primary(Grade 3)