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RHT Annuities Case Closes in June - Your Support is Needed!
Posted: Jun 01, 2018



Closing Arguments begin Monday, June 4 in Sudbury courtroom


The final arguments in the Robinson-Huron Treaty (RHT) Annuities Case that has been before the Ontario Superior Court since this past September are scheduled for June. 

These court hearings are open to the public and supporters are encouraged to attend. 

The courthouse is located in the Radisson Hotel in downtown Sudbury (85 Ste. Ann Road).  A sacred fire burns in near the Paroisse Sainte-Anne Des Pins where people can offer semaa. 


Sacred Fire, Sweat Lodge Ceremony and Feast to prepare for closing statements

There will be a sweat lodge ceremony, sacred fire, drumming and feast at Atikameksheng Anishnawbek on Sunday, June 3 to prepare for the closing statements of the parties to the Robinson-Huron and Robinson-Superior Treaty. 

Sweat Lodge Ceremony                2:30pm

125 Lakeshore Road, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek

(Frank & Julie Osawagosh residence)


Feast                                              6:00pm

37 Reserve Road, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek

(Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Community Centre)


Sacred Fire & Drum Group

37 Reserve Road, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek

(Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Community Centre)


***The Sweat Lodge can hold a maximum of 20 participants. Please note that invitations have been extended to Madame Justice Hennessy, Legal Council and Chiefs, meaning that the ceremony will be full. All Robinson Huron Treaty beneficiaries are encouraged to attend the sacred fire and feast.

***Those going into the Sweat Lodge are asked to come ready-dressed, though there will be an opportunity to clean up and change clothes at the Community Centre following the Sweat Lodge Ceremony. 



The final hearing dates of phase 1 of the RHT Annuities Case  


Week of Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8

June 4-5           Robinson-Huron Treaty Closing Arguments

June 6-7               Robinson-Superior Treaty Closing Arguments

June 8                  Crown begins Closing Arguments


Thursday, June 14 & Friday, June 15  ***with possible addition of June 13 (to be determined)

June 14-15           Closing Crown Arguments


Week of Monday, June 18-Friday, June 22

June 18-20           Closing Crown Arguments

June 21            Closing Reply by the Robinson-Huron Treaty

June 22                Closing Reply by the Robinson-Superior Treaty


A sacred fire burns near the court location for people to come and offer semaa (tobacco).



Buses arranged to transport Sagamok members to and from the Closing Arguments

June 4, 5 & 8

Morning Departures from Sagamok

LaCloche Pizza Parking Lot                  7:40am departure

Multi-Educational Centre                     7:50am departure

Toulouse Gas Bar                               8:05am departure


Arrival in Sudbury                                    9:30am

Departure from Sudbury to Sagamok      4:30pm



If a settlement is not reached, the RHT Annuities Case process will enter Phase Two to begin in the Fall of 2018.




The RHT Annuities case is being livestreamed. 

You can find the archived videos here:


You can also follow the case on Facebook here:


And Twitter here:  @1850RHTreaty

Visit their website here:


Contact Information For Robinson-Huron Trust:


c/o Chairperson, Mike Restoule

1 Miigizi Mikan,

 P.O Box 711, North Bay, ON P1B 8J8

Office: 705.497.9127

Mobile: 705.498.7353 – Fax: 705.497.9135