The Treaty No. 6 Medal that was first presented to Chief Red Pheasant (Pihew Ka-mihkosit) on August 28,1876 at Fort Carlton has returned home to the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in an official Repatriation Ceremony on July 4, 2019. The Treaty No. 6 Medal was repatriated by the Manitoba Museum. The Medal was acquired by the Museum in 1994 as part of the donation of over 25,000 artifacts in the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection.
“The Manitoba Museum is delighted to see the Treaty No. 6 Medal return home. We acknowledge that repatriation is a vital aspect in the journey towards reconciliation,” Seema Hollenberg, Manitoba Museum’s director of research, collections and exhibitions, said in a statement.
“It is our sincerest hope that reuniting the medal with the community will reconnect Red Pheasant people with their history.”
The medal is set to be displayed for the public at the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre in Saskatoon starting July 8.