2. As regards the highest security, an agreement concluded in accordance with paragraph 1 shall be binding, in accordance with its conditions, for a group or for the Nekaneet group and, where applicable, for the members of the Nekaneet group or group. 4.1 Following Confederation in 1867, Canada signed 11 treaties with First Nations in central and western Canada, some of which were aimed at dealing with waves of settlers moving over the prairies. As part of these treaties, Canada promised to reserve alternative countries for First Nations (i.e., create reserves). In return, the First Nations agreed to abandon the country that Canada wanted to develop. However, the performance of contractual obligations goes beyond a promising country. Treaties are solemn agreements between the Crown and First Nations. Contractual rights are recognized and confirmed by constitutional law and, as such, are protected by the Constitution. .