The Thunder Bay Art Gallery invites community members to attend Oshdeebeganwin – (Oshdee – cross your heart, Begaa-win – written agreement), talking treaties with Michele Solomon, Nicole Richmond, and Gene Nowegejick.
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.
The in-person event will start at 7pm, with the doors opening at 6:30pm and will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel.
Questions about the event? Contact our community engagement coordinator, Cynthia Nault at (807) 577-6427 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information will also be available on our website: www.theag.ca