Farmers, Indigenous land users come together to launch new land sharing network in Saskatchewan

On Thursday, July 15, farmers and ranchers will gather with Indigenous land users at a farm in Bladworth, SK, to launch the newly formed Treaty Land Sharing Network. The grassroots group is made up of farmers and ranchers who have come together to share land as treaties intended and welcome Indigenous people to practice their way of life on the land that they farm. The farms within the network can be accessed for gathering plants and medicines, hunting, ceremony, and other uses. 
At the July 15th celebration, the group will distribute signs for members to post on their land and launch an online directory of land accessible through the network. Members will be joined by land users from Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories as well as representatives from the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, Anishnabek Nation Treaty Authority, and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.

WHO: Farmers, ranchers, and Indigenous land users

WHAT: Public launch of the Treaty Land Sharing Network

WHEN: July 15, 2021, Press Conference at 11:30am

WHERE: Farm of Mary Smillie and Ian McCreary, Bladworth, SK (near Davidson). From Hwy 11, turn into the village of Bladworth and proceed down main street to the end of the street. Look across the railway tracks and you will see a large blue steel Quonset on the farm. Cross the tracks by taking the road to the left and follow to the farmyard. 

Contact Name: Mary Smillie
Phone Number: 306.567.7739
Email:msmillie@sasktel.net