A ceremony was held in Montreal Lake on Wednesday as part of an endeavour to bring an important treaty document back to Saskatchewan.

In 1889, the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, then known collectively as the Green Lake Indians, signed an “adhesion” to Treaty 6.

This document would result in the creation of the two Montreal Lake reserves and the Little Red River reserve.

An original copy of the document has now been loaned by the Montreal Lake Cree Nation to the University of Saskatchewan.

Montreal Lake Chief Edward Henderson says both modern and historic treaties will be key elements in the future relationship between Aboriginal people and the Crown.

The document is housed with other unique resources in the university library’s special collections.