National Indigenous Peoples Day 2023: 150th Anniversary of the Signing of Treaty #3 in 1873

by Braden Murray

June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day! It is a day for us to celebrate the unique heritage, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples here in Kenora, and across Canada.

It is a particularly special National Indigenous Peoples Day here in Treaty #3 Territory because this year we are also celebrating the 150th anniversary of the signing of Treaty #3 in 1873. For more information on the 150th Anniversary of Treaty #3 check out Grand Council Treaty #3′s excellent resource:


Photos are from the Lake of the Woods Museum’s CJ Dusang Photograph Collection and show scenes from around Kenora and Treaty #3 territory during the 1960s and 70s.

Did you know?

The Tugboat Mather was the last steam boat on the Lake of the Woods, retiring in 1960.