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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Oakville Treaty 14 & 22 We Are All Treaty People Scavenger Hunt


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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Town of Oakville

Town of Oakville, ON



Offered in English.


“What better place to begin to seek the Truth than your own local community”.

Elder Peter Schuler, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

Learn more about Oakville’s Indigenous History and local treaties by taking part in the We Are All Grateful Treaty People scavenger hunt!

To complete this quest, explore the locations that Treaty 14 and 22 cover by discovering the locations of the 18 Treaty Signs placed throughout Oakville.

How to Participate:

1. Use the link to the Oakville Treaties Map

2. Find the locations of the 18 Treaty Signs placed throughout Oakville

3. Find a sign (or signs!) in popular spots such as by the lake, Town Hall or right in your own neighborhood!

4. Take your picture with one or more of these signs and send your pictures to [email protected] to be entered in a draw for the chance to win A Grateful Treaty Person t-shirt

As a Grateful Treaty Person, you have a responsibility to this land too.

The Treaty Signage was installed as part of Debwewin: The Oakville Truth Project, a partnership between the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Oakville Community Foundation to inform present day, land-based recognition of the Anishinaabek people and the long standing Treaties which cover Oakville.

We know that these treaties were often signed under duress and that the principles of allyship were replaced by government policies of assimilation, intending to wipe out Indigenous culture, languages, faith and knowledge.

Through this scavenger hunt and by accessing the accompanying resources on the Debwewin website, you will gain an understanding of your Treaty responsibilities and learn how to live in good relation with Oakville’s Treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

The phrase, “we are all Treaty people”, includes us all – Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and it means that we all have a role to play in Reconciliation.



Oakville Community Foundation

At The Oakville Community Foundation, we believe that the future strength and prosperity of our community starts with long-term investments made today. Our job is to keep an eye on our community’s needs and put resources where they are needed.

As a community foundation, we understand Oakville – from the local issues and needs to the agencies doing the best work to address these issues, to the people and organizations who are teaming up to make change possible.