First Nations, Land, and James Douglas:
Indigenous and Treaty Rights in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia,1849-1864

February 24-26th 2017
Songhees Wellness Centre
Victoria, B.C.

The Songhees Nation and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and History Department invite you to this symposium which will start with tours of Songhees traditional territory by land and sea on Friday the 24th followed by a mix of academic and community presentations on Saturday and Sunday addressing the following themes:

  1. Relations between First Nations and James Douglas
  2. Indigenous and Colonial Concepts of Land, Law and Territory
  3. Hunting and Fishing Rights
  4. The End of Treaty-Making
  5. The Roles of the HBC and the Colonial Office
  6. The History of Douglas Era Reserves
  7. Current relevance of these historical events.

Registration deadline is February 10, 2017.

For more information please contact Mark Salter or Sarah Taekema