Treaty People Too

Our eyes have seen the story of a past that we deplore
A chapter in our history that we simply can’t ignore
Our treatment of First Nations can’t continue any more
Our relationship must heal.

Sing for reconciliation
March for reconciliation
Work for reconciliation
This relationship must heal.

When we think of treaty people, the “First Nations” come to mind
But think a little harder of the treaties that were signed.
You cannot have a treaty with one pen upon the page
Two peoples must engage.

So we join with the First Nations ‘cause we’re treaty people too
Our ancestors committed us and we must carry through
It’s time to listen harder and it’s time to act and do
We’re treaty people too.

Truth and reconciliation
That’s our promise to First Nations
Work for reconciliation
This relationship must heal.

The Feds are clearly willing, and the Province is on side
We think that all Canadians are primed to change the tide
We think the time has come to set the ugly past aside
Let justice be our guide.

Truth and reconciliation
That’s our promise to First Nations
Work for reconciliation
This relationship must heal.

First Nations will take leadership; but our support is owed
Pushing politicians to advance this worthy goal
And think of ways that each of us can make our country whole
This relationship must heal.

Truth and reconciliation
That’s our promise to First Nations
Work for reconciliation
This relationship must heal.

We want an end to squalor and to inequality
We want to see First Nations with their rights and dignity
If we want to see our country just as strong as we can be
We can do things differently.

Sing for reconciliation
March for reconciliation
Work for reconciliation
This relationship must heal.

And so we challenge each of you to come and do your part
What do you have to offer that you promise with your heart?
Let’s ask First Nations friends we know, what’s needed first to start
This relationship will heal.

Sing for reconciliation
March for reconciliation
Work for reconciliation
This relationship WILL heal.

Once more…..every one now….please stand up and join us:

Sing for reconciliation
March for reconciliation
Work for reconciliation
This relationship WILL heal.

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