Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Library and Archives Canada Exhibit of Aboriginal Treaties

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is currently hosting Spirit and Intent: Understanding Aboriginal Treaties, an exhibition of aboriginal treaty documents and artifacts dating from the 1600s to the 1990s:

"The visions and values of the parties involved and the scope of the treaty terms deliberated have evolved from fur-trading partnerships, to peace and friendship accords, to strategic military alliances, to the granting of access to lands and resources, to territorial rights and land claims settlements".

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"Treaty documents and artifacts are among our most precious Canadian heritage records. Wampum, parchments, manuscripts and maps, totems, seals, signatures and stamps—all are evidence of decisions that have shaped our country and its peoples".
The website contains a selection of the documents on display at LAC , as well as links to further resources on aboriginal issues.

The exhibition is open to the public at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa until March 24, 2008.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:43 pm

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