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Lord Selkirk Obituary

December 1, 2023 Lord James Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, the 11th Earl of Selkirk, who attended our 200th anniversary of the treaty made with Chief Peguis and other leaders, has died at age 81 on November 28, 2023. He was a relation of the fifth Earl of Selkirk who signed that 1817 treaty recognizing Indigenous land rights

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Honourary Patron

We are pleased to announce the representative of His Majesty The King in the Province of Manitoba has granted patronage and will serve as Honorary Patron of Friends of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty Inc. Her Honour the Honourable Anita R. Neville, P.C., O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.

Manitoba Museum

Lord Selkirk visited the Manitoba Museum in advance of his Friday visit to Peguis First Nation. Dr. Maureen Matthews presented items in the general collection and items from their vaults.

Lord Selkirk Maple

City of Winnipeg Forester Martha Barwinsky was on hand for the planting of the Lord Selkirk sugar maple tree at City Hall today. She also offered some extra information that adds to the story. Here are some tidbits Ms Barwinsky shared with us on the Lord Selkirk sugar maple, from the cultivar developer Wilbert Ronald

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Tuesday, 18 July, 2017 Manitoba Archives, Vaughan Street, Winnipeg Reception  hosted by Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert’s Land, at the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives / Archives of Manitoba. Check out the photos from the event.

Neeganin Centre

Tuesday, 18 July, 2017 11:00 AM, Neeganin Centre Commemoration of the signing of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty at Neeganin Centre and Centre for Aboriginal Resource Development. In attendance were Lord Selkirk; Chief Jim Bear, Brokenhead Ojibwe Nation; The Honourable Janice Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.