Slideshow image

What does it mean that “we are all treaty people”? Are you aware that 14 treaties were negotiated on Vancouver Island between 1850-54? How are these treaties relevant today and why does it matter that we know about them?

Learn more through a six session on-line study of Indigenous and Treaty Rights on Vancouver Island – the Vancouver Island Treaties (formerly known as the Douglas treaties and the Fort Victoria treaties). This will combine a book study of To Share Not Surrender, videos from the 2017 Songhees Conference on the treaties, and guest speakers (either in person or on-line).  Dates are every second Thursday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm starting January 5, 2023. ( January 5, 19, February 2, 16, March 2, 16.)

Course facilitator is Denise Nadeau, Affiliate Professor in the Department of Religions and Cultures, Concordia University, and a member of JBUC. 

More details and registration information to come. The book To Share Not Surrender ( UBC Press 2022) – a great Christmas present!-  is available at Munro’s Books in Victoria and at other independent bookstores on the Island.

This series is an initiative of the Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and the Land Program of James Bay United Church.