Robinson Huron Treaty Claim

The Robinson-Huron Treaty is a government-to-government document that was signed between First Nation leaders and the British Crown. The treaty was to establish a relationship between First Nations and the Europeans on the basis of respect for one another. Included in the treaty was an understanding that the British Crown would not interfere with the economy or activities of First Nations and that the two nations would live side by side. The agreement was intended to make room for European settlement but First Nations would retain the right to use the land for hunting and fishing in accordance with their traditions.