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Updated: Sep 20, 2022

Monica tells of researching Treaty 29, seeing the treaty in real life at Library and Archives Canada, and the films she's made and the exhibitions she's co-curated.

In the fifth episode of Postcards from Huron County, podcast host Mandy Sinclair chats with Monica Virtue, researcher, film-maker behind the The Ipperwash Park Film Project, and co-curated the exhibit Nnigiiwemin, or We are Going Home, at the Museum London. She also leads educational workshops with historian David D. Plain.

Monica tells of discoveries made through her mapping researching including landscape changes on Treaty 29, seeing the original Treaty 29 on a research visit to Museum and Archives Canada, and the reserve lands throughout Treaty 29.

Favourite quote:
Right now I couldn’t tell you the boundary of the Huron Tract Treaty. And one of the reasons I can’t tell you is because one of the boundaries of the Huron Tract Treaty is the line along the Thames River. The Pittock Dam was put in, and because the Pittock Dam is there, the course of the river has changed. So you can’t look at Google Map in present day and be able to point out where the boundaries of the Treaty is because the waterway has changed.

- Monica Virture of researching Treaty 29

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Nnigiiwemin / We Are Going Home exhibition:

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Postcards from Huron County is made possible with funding from the Huron Heritage Fund and Community Futures Huron Community Projects Initiative and the support of Clint Mackie, Andrew Bouck, Nick Vinnicombe, and Mark Hussey at Faux Pop Media.

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