Buffalo Agreement

“The Treaty of Buffalo is a proof of the capacity for action and sovereignty of Indigenous nations. This international treaty brings together different nations and tribes throughout North America in recognition of the sacred relationship we have all had with bison since impensal times. The buffalo is our parent and source of life. Nations recognize that cooperation makes us stronger in restoring and renewing this relationship with our loved ones. Every year, this treaty has welcomed new signatories and supporters. I am convinced that this dynamic will accelerate and that we will see again how buffaloes roam freely in our countries of origin. – Marlene Poitras, Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations Alberta The signing of the contract took place at pablo`s People`s Center, south of Polson. That`s the big message we hear in a lot of tribes – maybe if we can help them, it`s going to help us. Mike Catches Enemy (Name De Lakota Sacred Thunder Buffalo), Oglala Lakota Nation “Buffaloes are a sacred being for our ceremonies and culture, and it should in no way be used to promote political gain,” is the letter of Treaty 6. . . .