Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario

November 1-7 marks Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. Since 2016, the province has been observing a week to recognize the importance of treaties and the role they play in the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Understanding the significance of treaties is a critical piece of reconciliation and this week, we are sharing some resources from Graham Library to get our community started in learning about treaties.

Please note that this resource list is not exhaustive and is intended to provide a starting point in learning about treaties. The following books about treaties from our collection may be borrowed:

Asch, Michael. On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. Get it here. Also available as an ebook.

Havard, Gilles. The Great Peace of Montreal of 1701: French-Native Diplomacy in the Seventeenth Century. Montreal: MQUP, 2001. Get it here. Also available as an ebook.

Krasowski, Sheldon. No Surrender: The Land Remains Indigenous. Regina: University of Regina Press, 2019. Get it here. Also available as an ebook.

Morin, Jean-Pierre. Solemn Words and Foundational Documents: An Annotated Discussion of Indigenous-Crown Treaties in Canada, 1752-1923. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018. Get it here. Also available as an ebook.

Poelzer, Greg. From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation: A Road Map for All Canadians. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015. Get it here. Also available as an ebook.

Smith, Keith D. Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. Get it here. Also available as an ebook.

Vowel, Chelsea. Indigenous Writes : A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada. Winnipeg: HighWater Press, 2016. Get it here. Also available as an ebook.

For additional resources (including videos, virtual events, displays of original treaties, and additional recommended reading lists), see the Associated Municipalities of Ontario, the province of Ontario, Library and Archives Canada, Toronto Public Library, and the Ontario Library Association.

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