October 20: ASBC Lecture and Meeting

Hello all, join us for our upcoming lecture on Canada's history of treaties with First Nations, presented by UVic's Peter Cook. Open to everyone as usual, we will also be collecting membership fees for those wanting to join the society and will be starting up selling back issues of the Midden (by donation). Details below. Hope to see you there!


In association with the Anthropology Department of UVic

        October Lecture

Tuesday, Oct 20 7:30pm

Cornett Building B129

University of Victoria 

Canada’s First Treaties: Alliances between Indigenous Nations and Colonizers before 1867

Canada’s First Treaties: An overview of diplomatic relations and enduring alliances between Indigenous Nations of present-day Canada and English and French colonizers over roughly three centuries, between the 1530s and the 1850s, emphasizing that the modern treaty process in Canada has a long and complex history.

Bio: Peter Cook grew up in the Ottawa Valley and attended the University of Toronto, Université Laval, the University of Ottawa, and McGill University. His research examines the alliances forged between Indigenous nations of eastern North America and European colonies (New France in particular) in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. He currently studies images of Native American kings in early modern English and French travel writing and their role in shaping the Europeans' approach to intercultural diplomacy.


**Next month’s lecture: Professor Daniel Marshall talks about the Fraser Canyon War


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