Mark Steyn writes:
Treaties are between contracting parties, usually nations but, in this case, the Crown and “First Nations”. It is unclear to me in what sense an ordinary citizen can “observe” a treaty – even if he knew what the hell was in it, which new immigrants surely don’t. Never mind. It cements at the heart of a pledge of allegiance the formal acknowledgment that, in your new country, some groups count for more than others.