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Stoney Knoll Nation commentary site opened near Laird

Stoney Knoll Interpretive Site was launched at the Ribbon Cut Ceremony. The historic event was attended by children from various schools around and many leaders.

"It was about friendship, understanding, and knowing how to live together in peace," Wilmar Froze said. The (event) was very good and very peaceful.

The descendants of the Stony Noor band were present, including the late Winnie's wife Sylvia.  According to Mary Kazarberson of the Treaty Commission (OTC), land claims are currently underway.

"Stoninor does not yet have that recognition by the crown that their land has surrendered illegally," Culbertson said. "Hopefully within the next five years that's no longer the case and they'll get that full recognition again ... they don't want to get rid of those who are there now ... Silvia says," You take care of it. Now and Then, Here and There, you took care of our land, and you love the land as much as we do. ”It was one of their acts of reconciliation.

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Band members are approved by the Government of Canada to confirm that an illegal surrender has occurred. I hope that. Land billing is currently underway, so we are waiting for the future of Stonennor.

Historically, the Stony Noor band was called the Young Chippewaian band and was once in the area of ​​Laird's town.

In July 1888, the land of the Stony Noor Band was investigated as about 30 square miles along the northern Saskatchewan River. Band members of Stony Noor left for a short time in search of food as the buffalo population declined.

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Meanwhile, Mennonite and Lutheran settlers have arrived in Saskatchewan. The Canadian government has searched for land to sell to newcomers. It was assumed that there were no more members of the Stoney Knoll band.

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"(Canada) The government took the land for hours and said it had surrendered, "Culbertson said. "(Government) said all the young Chipewyans were dead (and) gone."

After selling the land to Mennonite and Lutheran settlers, Stonenil's band members split. He settled in the neighboring First Nations community in North Battleford.

"It only surfaced in the 1970s when the people of Stoney Nornation came and told the farmers that this was actually their land." "It It was a kind of fierce period for a while, as it was so confrontational that no one really knew how to solve this problem. "

Towards 2006, Stoney A memorandum of understanding was signed between members and descendants of the State of Noor and the settlers living in the land, with the aim of working together towards a peaceful solution to ease tensions. It has occurred.

Culbertson said the late Secretary of State Ben Winnie and hereditary chief George Kingfisher attempted a reconciliation in collaboration with the Mennonite Central Committee and the Lutheran factions in the region.

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Mennonite community living in Laird with continuous efforts to achieve reconciliation Members are working with the indigenous community to fill the gap formed between the two.

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Froese and his wife Barb help visitors understand the story of the original landowner being Stoney Knoll. The person who undertook it to create a commentary site for.

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