Treaties Recognition Week 2020: Law & Education Library Resources
In Ontario, Treaties Recognition Week takes place the first week of November.
The week was introduced in 2016 as one way to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships.
Although we might not be gathering together physically this year, you can still particpate in Treaties Recognition Week, virtually! You can start by viewing the Law Library's virtual gallery, Treaty Recognition Week 2020: Ebooks and Online Resources on Treaties, and the Education Library's virtual gallery, Treaty Recognition Week.
These resources include information about specific numbered treaties, memoirs, videos that feature Indigenous Peoples' views on treaties and the concept of treaty relationships, and children’s stories. The books are available to view online, or through Curbside Pickup.
After Treaties Recognition week, you won’t want to miss our Annual Archives Lecture. Join us on Zoom on Friday November 27 from 3-5 pm for a panel of two complementary presentations. Brandon Graham, the Acting Treaty Research Coordinator with the Treaties, Lands & Environment Department at the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) will present Treaty Research at the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation: Access, Justice, and Curiosity. He will be joined by Michael Borsk, Ph. D. candidate in the Department of History, who will deliver Dirty Deeds?: The History of the 1796 Fairfield-Chippewa Deed in and Beyond Queen’s Archives. Scott Berthelette, Assistant Professor, History will moderate the panel and Q&A. More details to come!