Heritage Sites Moment: We are All Treaty People: Stitch your own Needlework Sampler

Heritage Sites Moment: We are All Treaty People: Stitch your own Needlework Sampler

Dec 16, 2022Main Museum

A treaty is a relationship between two nations. Treaty 6 covers central Alberta and Saskatchewan and everyone who lives in this area, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, are responsible for maintaining this relationship. We are all Treaty People.

But what does it mean to be a Treaty person?

What is the history and legacy of Treaty 6?

And how do treaties continue to impact us all today?



For many Canadians unfamiliar with Treaty history, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this seven-week course, participants will dive into what Treaty means to them through craft and meaningful conversation. Each week a different aspect of Treaty 6 will be discussed, and participants will use the suggested needlework patterns as a jumping off point to stitch their own design in response to the topic.  This course will be a safe space to ask questions as you undertake your own reconciliation journey.


“I knew nothing going in and all the info we received was brilliant.”

“The fellowship was heartwarming.”

“It made me take time to be more aware of my relationship with the land along with considering the different experiences and connection with the land of other participants, especially with different ages and cultures present.”

Quotes and photo from the Summer 2022 Needlework Sampler program.

Dates & Times:

Wednesdays, March 1–April 12, 2023 from 6–7:30 pm

(March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12)

Location: Musée Héritage Museum, and St. Albert Historic River Lots & Grain Elevators

Fee: $175 (7 classes)


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