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EUC Seminar Series on Polishing the Chain: The So-Called Toronto Purchase

In this seminar, Margaret Sault, acting executive director of intergovernmental affairs for the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN); former chief of the MCFN, Bryan Laforme and Carolyn King, former chief of the MCFN and creator of the Moccasin Identifier Project will discuss the history and legacy of the 1787/1805 Toronto “Purchase”. Speakers will discuss Mississauga oral history and knowledge of the agreement. What was the spirit and intent of this agreement, from a Mississauga perspective? What kind of authority or recognition has come out of the 2010 Specific Claim related to the “Purchase”? What efforts are underway for the Mississaugas to maintain, and strengthen relations with the Lands and waters of the GTA? How should we, as Torontonians, honor this agreement?

This event is the fifth seminar in the Polishing the Chain – Treaty Relations in Toronto, 2021-2022 EUC Seminar Series. Polishing the Chain is exploring the spirit and intent of Toronto treaties, the ways Indigenous peoples have and continue to uphold them, the extent to which they are – and are not- reflected in contemporary Indigenous / state relations, and the possibilities these open for working towards conciliation and establishing right relations with each other, and the Land.

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Presented by EUC with York’s Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages, Dr. Deborah McGregor’s Indigenous Environmental Project, and Jumblies Theatre & Art’s Talking Treaties; and with support from the Toronto Biennial of Art, Vice-President Research & Innovation, the Indigenous Teaching and Learning Fund, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Faculty Association – Community Projects and Lisa Myer’s York Research Chair in Indigenous Curatorial Practice.

Recordings of previous Polishing the Chain – Treaty Relations in Toronto seminars are available at


Feb 14 2022


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change


Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
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