Miner’s Marsh is now a protected site, which means it is protected for its ecological integrity, as well as providing a space for recreation and education. Before settlers occupied this land a relationship protected the land rather than a piece of paper.
Treaties don’t only exist between nation states. Indigenous peoples have had treaties with Mother Earth, living in balances with the other earth beings (plants, animals, rocks, ect.) since time immemorial. It is understood that humans and Mother Earth live in a reciprocal relationship; you can see this in song, dance, and ceremony of the Indigenous nations across Turtle Island.