(Oshdee: cross your heart, Begaa-win: written agreement)
Thunder Bay Art Gallery invites community members to attend Oshdeebeganwin, talking Treaties with Michele Solomon, Nicole Richmond, and Gene Nowegejick.
Attend in person on July 14 at 7pm or watch the livestream on YouTube.
Oshdeebeganwin is an event focused on the Anishinaabe perspective of the treaties, specifically the Robinson-Superior Treaty of 1850. Michele Solomon is a member and an elected Councillor of Fort William First Nation. She will share how the treaty has affected Fort William First Nation, then and now. Nicole Richmond is a lawyer and wellness consultant from Biigtigong Nishnaabeg. She will give us an overview of Anishinaabe law as it pertains to treaties. And, Gene Nowegejick, of Gull Bay First Nation, represents a direct link to the treaty of this area. His great, great grandfather is one of the signatories of the Robinson-Superior Treaty of 1850. He will share about his family’s experience.
For more information, contact Cynthia Nault at (807) 577-6427 or [email protected].