This gallery offers a dramatic view of the history and traditions of Aboriginal societies that live in Saskatchewan. See First Nations artwork and learn about their relationship with the land over the past 10,000 years.
How old is the tipi? We don't know for certain, but some stone circles that once held down the edges of tipis are as old as 6,000 years.
A community is made up of many different members. For First Nations, Earth as community is made up of many different beings that include rock, plants, animals, and humans. Humans are a part of that community; they are not above it or outside it. For that reason, humans must respect earth, plants, and animals.
Throughout the year many kinds of berries and other plants could be found in different locations, along with the animals that fed on them. People that followed this cycle of food gathering were participating a "seasonal round" of nomadic camping across different landscapes.
Trades, Treaties and TodayGo to exhibit
The treaties signed in Saskatchewan during the late 1800s and early 1900s were a response by both the First Nations and the federal government to significant changes taking place in western Canada.