other Aboriginal nations forever give up their land rights to
the government of Canada for European settlement in current-day
northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. In return for giving up these
rights, they received:
- 2.5 square kilometers of reserve land for each family of five
or 600 square meters for each person.
- $12 per person at the treaty signing and $5 each year afterward;
chiefs get $32 and $15 each year. They also get a flag and a
silver medal, plus a suit of clothing every three years. Headmen
get $22 and $15 each year following, plus a bronze medal. They
also get a suit of clothing every three years.
- The right to hunt and fish on ceded land, except land used
for forestry, mining, settlement or other purposes.
- Unspecified amount of ammunition and fishing net twine, to
be distributed as the government deems necessary.
- A provision for childhood education.
- A census to keep track of how many Aboriginals there were
in each band, mainly for financial compensation purposes.
The government also agrees to furnish unspecific agricultural
assistance via tools or livestock as necessary or advisable.
In return for the aforementioned items, the Aboriginals had to:
- Promise they would keep the peace and maintain law and order.
- Never possess any liquor on their reserves. (The introduction
of alcohol in Aboriginal society had led to disorder in the