News City Hall formally recognizing the first ever Treaties Recognition Week SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, contributor, Monday, Nov. 7th, 2016 Photo: Mayor Steve Black was joined by Director of Education Linda Knight, Board Chair Doug Shearer, Indigenous System Lead Elizabeth Innes, and students from Timmins High and R. Ross Beattie Senior Public Schools to mark the proclamation. Supplied by: Heather Duhn, City of Timmins. Timmins City Hall is formally recognizing this week’s first-ever Treaties Recognition Week. The city has signed a proclamation to support the week, which was introduced by the Ontario government in May. The goal is to recognize the importance, and raise awareness, to the treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The week will also provide a recurring opportunity for teachers to plan learning activities, and will promote learning for the broader public. It will always happen during the first week of November, and is the first legislation of its kind in Canada.