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 here.

In Manitoba, he will be remembered with fondness, from to his visits to the area and the friendships he fostered with the descendants of the Indigenous people who signed what became known as the Peguis-Selkirk Treaty.

The late 11th Lord Selkirk with former Brokenhead chief Jim Bear in 2017. There were many celebrations in Manitoba on the occasions marking the 200th anniversary of the signing of the treaty. — Hydesmith photo


The Guardian newspaper featured an article about Lord Selkirk on Dec. 17, 2023.

We encourage you to read this Winnipeg Free Press article from December 1, 2023 by Kevin Rollason:

A few more photos of Douglas-Hamilton from our 2017 events: