The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Exhibit: "Canada By Treaty: Histories of a Negotiated Place"

Start Date and Time:

Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00AM

End Date and Time:

Friday, May 26, 2017, 6:00PM

Canada by Treaty: Histories of a Negotiated Place is a mobile “pop up” exhibit intended to invite viewers to explore treaties as agreements with Indigenous peoples that allowed non-Indigenous people to live on and own land in what is now Canada.  The exhibit responds to the 150th Anniversary of Confederation by explaining in accessible language how and why these agreements were essential to the foundation of modern Canada.

The exhibit will be available in the Map Room at Hart House from 28 April to 26 May 2017. Following the exhibit's installation at Hart House, the exhibit will be travelling to colleges and libraries across St. George campus as well as to the Scarborough and Mississauga campuses. Please note that due to limited capacity the launch event is by invitation only. 

For more information, please contact, or go to the main research page.

Canada By Treaty is co-curated by James Bird, (Nehiyawak/Cree), and Department of History Professors Laurie Bertram and Heidi Bohaker. The exhibit draws on content created by students in Professor Bohaker’s Fall 2016 joint fourth year/graduate seminar HIS419H: Canada by Treaty: Alliances, Title Transfers and Land Claims.


  • Department of History
  • Canada150-University of Toronto

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Photograph of Laurie Bertram, Heidi Bohaker and James Bird.
Co-curators Laurie Bertram, Heidi Bohaker and James Bird.