Useful tipi lesson in Devon for first Treaty 6 Day

Helpers setting up at tipi in Devon for the Treaty 6 Day
A tipi lesson by oskâpêw, Gerald Lee, at the Treaty 6 Day celebration in Devon. Photo by Bealique Kahmahkotayo.
Bealique Kahmahkotayo - - EdmontonAL | 25-08-2021
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The Treaty 6 Day was celebrated in Devon on Monday, the same day it was signed on Aug. 23, 1876.

Two tipis were set up at the Dale Fraser Arena, where some the of the sessions took place for the event.

Gerald Lee is an oskâpêw, which means “helper” in Cree, and he's from Maskwâcîs, from the Ermineskin Cree Nation. He showed CFWE how to set up a tipi and provided some important information on it.

Lee described the tipi as a shelter and if set up properly could keep you warm in any season and can withstand any winds.

The one-day event was the first of this kind and the Town of Devon will be hosting Treaty Day 6 annually.

For further information, check out the event on their Facebook or website,

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