Lakehead will host an Indigenous Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8 at 12:15
pm in the Agora with speakers from the University and invited guests.
There will also be an exhibit featuring photos and artifacts from the World Wars, which
will be on display until Friday, Nov. 12.
See below for more about the exhibit.
The Indigenous Veterans of Treaty 3 was a project developed back in 2018 by the Fort
Frances Museum and Cultural Centre, Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre, and
Glenn Jourdain of Couchiching whose research and photos laid the foundation of this
project, who, unfortunately, passed away in July of 2021.
This exhibit was curated in the spirit of collaboration and reconciliation and shared the
triumphs and sometimes shocking realities faced by Indigenous veterans across Canada
and specifically those from Treaty #3.
With a focus on WWI and WWII, including other wars to the present day, this exhibit
highlights veterans, their triumphs, setbacks, Indigenous women roles, mixing
Indigenous and military culture. It honours those who came home and those who did
This is a growing exhibit – it started with around 100 names of veterans and now it has
The exhibit will also have artifacts and displays highlighting veterans of Anishinabek
Territory- Robinson Superior Treaty (1850) and Métis veterans.
Special thanks to the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre, Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-
Nung Historical Centre, Thunder Bay Museum, Métis Nation of Ontario, and the City of
Thunder Bay’s Indigenous Relations Office for loaning Lakehead these displays.
Lakehead welcomes everyone to this exhibit, but please be aware that, while the
University has implemented preventative measures to reduce the spread of illness in
general and of COVID-19 in particular, which is a highly contagious and dangerous
disease, the University cannot guarantee that participants will not become infected with
COVID-19 and/or other diseases.
By visiting this display, each participant agrees that they do so at their own risk and that
they accept the risk of infection with COVID-19 and other illnesses, and that they release
and agree to hold harmless Lakehead University from any and all liability for any illness
or harm to anyone consequent upon the participant becoming infected with COVID-19
and/or any other disease as a result of involvement in the display.
Visitors must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination using Lakehead’s
Mobile Safety app. Anyone entering a building on campus must also do the COVID-19
screening located on the Mobile Safety app and wear a mask.