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 Guardian newspaper featured an article about Lord Selkirk on Dec. 17, 2023.
A few more photos of Douglas-Hamilton from our 2017 events: