Robinson Huron Treaty
- The Robinson Huron Treaty signed in 1850 outlines an agreement for sharing land and resources.
- The First Nations in the Treaty territory did not surrender their land, but agreed to share it in exchange for an annual payment from any resource revenue in the territory.
- An escalator provision was included in the Treaty to anticipate annuity increases when resource revenues increased.
- Despite the billions of dollars in revenue from various resources taken from the territory, the annual payment has not changed since 1874 and still remains only $4.
- All Anishinabek members of the treaty were to have unrestricted access to hunt and fish as they always had throughout their traditional territories.
Watch the following videos and use the questions provided to guide a discussion with students: