Jul 20 - Nov 10, 2023 Lake of the woods museum

Treaty # 3: Manidoo Mazina’igan – The Sacred Document

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of Treaty #3 at Northwest Angle on October 3rd, 1873. To honour this occasion the Sacred Treaty and adhesion documents have travelled home to Treaty #3 territory.  The historic documents are joined by colourful information panels developed by the Indigenous Advisory Committee of The MUSE that tell the story of the signing of the Treaty and the story of the Anishinaabe of Treaty #3. 

Statement from Grand Council Treaty #3: Commemorating a historic agreement that symbolizes the enduring partnership between Anishinaabe Peoples and the Crown. We honour the wisdom, resilience, and cultural traditions of our Anishinaabe ancestors who negotiated this treaty, and we look forward to continuing to work together in mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation for a better future for all.

Treaty #3: Manidoo Mazina’igan | The Sacred Document is a collaboration between Grand Council Treaty #3, The MUSE, Library and Archives Canada, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Ontario. 

For more information on local events related to the 150 Anniversary of the signing of Treaty #3 visit:  https://150.gct3.ca/

Did you know?

Painter Frederick Verner was present in at the signing of the North West Angle treaty, (Treaty 3) in 1873. The sketches he made there were the basis for many of his later paintings.