The Williams Treaties First Nations are comprised of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Scugog Island First Nation and the Chippewas of Beausoleil First Nation, Georgina Island First Nation and the Rama First Nation.
The traditional territories of the Williams Treaties First Nations are located primarily in the Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario watersheds and includes certain principal tributaries and streams.
Williams Treaties First Nations have a special relationship with the lands, including the water and resources — not only in their traditional area, but throughout gichii mukinaak (Big Turtle).
Protection, conservation and sustainable collaborative management are a priority for the Williams Treaties First Nations. Harvesting of fish, wildlife, trapping and gathering will be carried out in Treaty 20 in accordance with these values – the Seven Grandfathers Teachings.
The Williams Treaties Harvesting Guide publication is produced by the Williams Treaties First Nations and is intended as a harvesting guide for the Treaty 20 area for all harvesters. The Williams Treaties First Nations and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry participated in the development of the messages contained in this publication without prejudice to ongoing litigation and negotiations. Download the Williams Treaties Harvesting Guide