The Committee to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary, formed for the special events of 2017, has carried on with work well after the events, including pursuing the plans to complete a Treaty Monument on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building. The Treaty Monument is intended to commemorate the Peguis Selkirk Treaty of 1817 as well as
Design Competition Phase 1 – Request for Qualifications The Committee to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty is inviting individuals and teams of visual artists, landscape architects, and other design professionals with experience in statue and monument design, production and landscaping, to submit their credentials and examples of prior work for the
Saturday, July 22, 4 PM. The committee hosts a farewell ceremony for Lord Selkirk at the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building. Rain at the beginning of the event moved the group indoors.
The bicentennary re-enactment of the signing of the Peguis Selkirk treaty of 1817 took place at Peguis First Nation on Friday, 21 July, as one of events of their annual treaty days celebrations.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 St. Andrews Society reception Qualico Family Centre, Assiniboine Park Photos: Hydesmith
Wednesday, July 19 Winnipeg City Hall Tree planting ceremony and lunch
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.
Tuessay, 18 July, 2017 Fort Douglas Park, Waterfront Drive, Winnipeg
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.
Monday, July 17, 201, 2:00 pm Ecumenical Service at St. Peter, Dyvenor in St. Clements, MB Photos
Lord Selkirk was the guest of honour at a ceremony and lunch at Brokenhead Ojibway Nation. Monday, 17 July, 2017 at 10:30 am
Sunday, 16 July, 2017, 3:00 PM Ecumenical Prayer Service at Cathédral St Boniface, Winnipeg photos: Hydesmith
Sunday, 16 July, 2017, 2:00 PM Welcoming of Lord Selkirk with Chief Jim Bear, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation at Fort Douglas Park, Winnipeg photos: Hydesmith
Video: What the Peguis Selkirk 200 Treaty Commemoration means to Ruth Elaine Christie – Peguis First Nation descendant, born in Loon Straits Mb, long-time resident of Selkirk Mb. In conversation with Terry MacLeod.
Video: The Selkirk Settlers and Thomas Douglas-The 5th Earl of Selkirk from PBS – Prairie Public Broadcasting Fargo, North Dakota.
The meaning of The Peguis Selkirk Treaty of July 18, 1817 PART TWO with Bill Shead, John Perrin and Terry MacLeod.
In the Royal Collection Trust is a painting by Ojibway artist Eddy Cobiness (1933-1996) entitled “Signing of the Lord Selkirk Treaty”. It was painted in 1970. It was presented to Her Majesty The Queen during a Royal Visit to Manitoba in July 1970. The original painting is in Buckingham Palace, London.
This video explains the Peguis Selkirk Treaty. Terry MacLeod interviews Bill Shead and John Perrin.
Check out these two interesting books about Peguis and the Red River Settlement http://www.redriverancestry.ca/PEGUIS-1774.php
SGT. TOMMY PRINCE, MM, SS Tommy Prince was the great great grandson of Chief Peguis, who led a band of Saulteaux from Sault Ste. Marie to St. Peters north of Selkirk, Manitoba around 1790. Tommy was born in Petersfield, Manitoba in October of 1915, one of eleven children. Tommy enlisted in the 1st Corps Field