Chiniki Lecture Series: Indigenous History and Reflections on 140 Years of Treaty 7

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 Image: Glenbow Archives, NA-1263-13. Stoney Nakoda leadership standing on the Indian Grounds, in 1908, near Banff, Alberta. L-R: James Swampy; Hector Crawler; Jonas Two Young Man, (head chief); John Bearspaw (son of Bearspaw who signed Treaty 7); Peter W

Image: Glenbow Archives, NA-1263-13. Stoney Nakoda leadership standing on the Indian Grounds, in 1908, near Banff, Alberta. L-R: James Swampy; Hector Crawler; Jonas Two Young Man, (head chief); John Bearspaw (son of Bearspaw who signed Treaty 7); Peter Wesley “Ta Otha” Moose Killer, (head chief); Amos Big Stoney; John Mark (or John Ear).


The Annual Chiniki Lecture Series grew out of the desire to share the history and cultures of the First Nations peoples of Canada, with both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities of Alberta.  This free event began in 2008 and runs in March of each year. For the last three years the Chiniki Lecture has been co-organized by the University of Calgary’s History Students’ Graduate Union and the Stoney Tribal Administration. 

This annual lecture has expanded significantly from a small academic lecture series held at the Chiniki Restaurant in Morley, to a large public event hosted at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, that draws both academic and non-academic attendees from all over southern Alberta. 

The 10th Annual Chiniki Lecture is made possible through partnerships with Banff Centre, the University of Calgary Department of History, the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts, the University of Calgary Office of the Provost, and the Stoney Tribal Administration.

Speakers


Keynotes:
Walter Hildebrandt (Book: “The True Spirit and Original Intent of Treaty Seven”)
Ian Getty (Book: “One Century Later: Western Canadian Reserve Indians Since Treaty 7”)
Donald Smith (Book: “One Century Later: Western Canadian Reserve Indians Since Treaty 7”)
 
Responders: 
Bill Snow 
Henry Holloway (Nakoda Elder)

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