OCTOBER 3, 2010

FORT FRANCES, ON – The Fort Frances Lakers will partner with Seven Generations Education Institute to host Treaty Night on Friday, October 6.  The event is being held to raise public awareness of the treaties signed between our regional First Nations and the Crown.

The pre-game ceremony will involve a ceremonial puck drop with representatives from Treaty 3 First Nations and a performance by the Rainy Lake Singers.

The Lakers will wear custom jerseys that will be available for purchase in a silent auction.

“This event brings great light to the treaty signing and our surrounding communities,” said Fort Frances Lakers Head Coach, Tyler Miller.  “The treaty signing document took place in Treaty 3 territory this past summer.  We honour and respect the Treaty 3 land we play on.  In an effort to acknowledge the signing of the treaty, we’ve partnered with Seven Generations Education Institute.  We’ve established a strong relationship with this organization and continue to work together as a team on our efforts.”

“Seven Generations Education Institute is pleased to partner with the Lakers on the first Treaty Night,” said Seven Generations Education Institute CEO, Brent Tookenay.  “We hope to raise awareness of the treaty relationship for everyone and to inspire action toward honouring the treaty.”

For media inquiries, please contact:
Tara Allaire
Media Relations Coordinator
Fort Frances Lakers