Exhibition of Original Treaty 7 Document
Event Date: June 19, 2017 – October 15, 2017
Fort Calgary is honoured to host a Special Exhibition of the Treaty 7 document, curated by Dr. Troy Patenaude, PhD. Treaty 7 is the founding document of southern Alberta, and returns to us at this time while we are deeply invested in re-examining our colonial history. This Special Exhibition offers all visitors an opportunity to explore this complex history and reflect on what it means for our shared reality today. Part of our work towards reconciliation and social justice is examining how unfulfilled Treaty promises and inequities have shaped Canadian society today.
Since 1875, Fort Calgary has been a place of interaction between Indigenous people, other Canadians, and visitors, ultimately giving rise to the City of Calgary on Indigenous land. As a result, we believe we have significant responsibility to lead by example in the process of reconciliation today. First, we need to do a better job of telling the truth. That means hearing concealed sides of the story, in a spirit of understanding, openness, and mutual respect. Join us in learning about some of these hidden truths, this historic document, and its continued legacy in southern Alberta.