A new exhibit opening at the Manitoba Museum will highlight artefacts from all regional treaties across the province.
We Are All Treaty People opens today in the museum’s Discovery Room. A collaboration with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba and its Commissioner James Wilson, it will be the first time visitors will be able to see almost every Manitoba Treaty medal including the medal given by Lord Selkirk to Chief Peguis in 1812 and original medals for Treaties No. 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6. Treaty 4 medals from Manitoba are rare, but the original 1875 parchment commission for Treaty No. 4 Commissioner William Christie will be on display.
“We have collaborated with Treaty Relations Commission, consulted with the AMC Elders Council and feasted the artefacts in advance of this exhibit,” the museum said in a statement. “The beaded pipe bags also bring women into the story of Treaties and we have built on that theme with two art works by Pat Ningewance Nadeau which illustrate First Nations’ perspectives on power relations and the ordering of the world.”
The exhibit will run until October 26. Regular museum gallery admissions apply.