Treaties Recognition Week 2020

Its Treaties Recognition Week

Oct. 27, 2020

Between Nov. 1-7, 2020, Ontarians across the province will *virtually* come together to learn about the importance of treaties and how they continue to shape the province today.

Use this tool kit as your one-stop resource for information on all Treaties Recognition Week virtual Living Library events and resources.

We hope you’ll also join the conversation happening across Ontario by using #TreatyON and #PVNCfnmi when you post about Treaties Recognition Week – and follow the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs on Twitter and Facebook for updates throughout the week.

And while things might look a little different this year, you won’t want to miss new learning opportunities and offerings.


Virtual Living Library Events
Theme: Why is it important to learn about Treaties?


Monday, November 2, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Format: One-hour panel discussion followed by 30-minute Q&A session
  • Panelists: Kelly Crawford, Bentley Cheechoo and Josh Eshkawkogan
  • Moderator: Bob Goulais


Theme: Cultural appreciation vs. appropriation


Wednesday, November 4, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Format: One-hour panel discussion followed by 30-minute Q&A session
  • Panelists: Brenda Collins and Doe O’Brien-Teengs
  • Moderator: Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux


Theme: We are all treaty people

AUDIENCE: PUBLIC EVENT – suitable for secondary school participants

Friday, November 6
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Format: One-hour panel discussion followed by 30-minute Q&A session
  • Panelists: Maurice Switzer and Robert Greene
  • Moderator: Bob Goulais


Note: For those unable to join the live events, recordings will be posted on, where you can also find additional information about treaties in Ontario.



Learning Resources
Treaty resources you won’t want to miss! 

  1. *NEW* Video series: Indigenous Voices on Treaties – Indigenous speakers share knowledge about treaties, treaty relationships and rights in Ontario.
  2. Map of Ontario Treaties and Reserves – Helps students identify the treaty land where they live and go to school.
  3. Gdoo-Sastamoo Kii Mi Resource Page – Anishinabek Nation page with lesson plans and videos that complement a treaties-focused teaching guide.
  4. Ministry of Indigenous Affairs treaties page – Resources to support learning about treaties, treaty relationships, and treaty rights that shape Ontario.
  5. Historica Canada’s Treaties in Canada Portal – Education guide to support classroom learning on treaties.
  6. Archives of Ontario James Bay Treaty Virtual Exhibit