Guelph Museums commemorates Treaties Recognition Week

GUELPH, October 23, 2019: November 3 to 9 is Treaty Recognition Week, a time to honour the importance of treaties and educate citizens about treaty rights and treaty relationships.

Treaties are constitutionally-recognized agreements between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown. These agreements have often been betrayed by settlers, and colonial policies put in place to exploit, assimilate and eradicate Indigenous Peoples.

To mark Treaty Recognition Week, Guelph Museums is offering events that expand Guelph’s story to be inclusive of thousands of years of rich Indigenous history in the region.

Tea & Bannock: Community Tea is set for Sunday, November 3 at 2 p.m. Karonhyakatste of White Pines Catering will lead a kitchen conversation about our connection to food and the world around us, and our responsibilities to be good stewards of the earth. A tasting menu will be served, including corn soup, salmon crostini, wild rice, mini Indian tacos, and strawberry shortcake. Tickets are $20 + HST and can be purchased in advance at

Canadian musicians Mike Ford and Murray Foster return to present John Galt and the Instant City, a new musical which tells the story of John Galt and the founding of Guelph in a new light. Following a week of school performances, there will be two public performances: Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 +HST and can be purchased in advance at

Guelph Civic Museum, located at 52 Norfolk Street, is situated on Treaty 3 Territory: Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, the traditional territory of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabek.

Treaty Recognition Week events are funded in part by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Musagetes Fund, a grant from the Guelph Community Foundation.


Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator, Guelph Museums
Public Services – Culture, Tourism and Community Investment | City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x 3392
E [email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on October 23, 2019

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