The University of Windsor will host Alan Ojig Corbiere, assistant professor of history at York University and Canada Research Chair in History of Indigenous Peoples of North America, during Treaties Recognition Week, Nov. 6 to 12.
Dr. Corbiere will discuss the outcomes of the foundational treaty between the British and the Western Confederacy in a presentation entitled “Back to Basics: the Anishinaabe Understanding of the Covenant Chain and the 1764 Treaty of Niagara” on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Leddy Library Collaboratory.
The event is free and open to the campus community. It will run 1 to 4 p.m. and includes a lunch for registrants. Register here.
In 2016, Ontario passed the first legislation of its kind in Canada declaring the first full week of November as Treaties Recognition Week. It represents one of many steps on Ontario’s journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and was launched in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action to increase treaty awareness and provide students and the public with an opportunity to learn why treaties matter. Learn more.
Corbiere’s visit is sponsored by the Office of the Senior Advisor on Indigenous Relations and Outreach, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Turtle Island – Aboriginal Education Centre, Faculty of Law, the Department of History, and the Leddy Library.