Throughout the month of September, Robarts Library is hosting the exhibit Canada by Treaty: Negotiating Histories (portico area in front of the revolving doors of the Fisher Library). The exhibit was curated by Department of History faculty members Heidi Bohaker and Laurie Bertram and Nehiyawak (Cree) architecture student James Bird, with assistance from library staff, including Sara McDowell, Desmond Wong, and Marcel Fortin. The exhibit draws on content created by students in Bohaker’s joint 4th year undergraduate /graduate seminar Canada by Treaty: Alliances, Title Transfers and Land Claims. This exhibit is a timely reminder that Canada is a nation built on Indigenous lands and operates under a diverse network of treaties. This is especially relevant in 2017, as it is both the 150th Anniversary of Confederation and the 140th Anniversary of the Indian Act. Through the exhibit, you can also learn more about the negotiation of treaties and what it means to be treaty partners and treaty people.
For a view of the exhibit, please see the Twitter video on the UTL Twitter account.