Read the Blue Mountain Public Library's Indigenous Acknowledgement Statement.
Indigenous History & Culture: Online Exhibit
On-line exhibit featuring the Craigleith Heritage Depot museum artefact collection along with a related archival and research collection about local Tionontati (Petun) and other Indigenous Peoples who are connected to this region. Films, books and more. See also: Journey of Knowledge - an exhibit companion guide.
Indigenous History of The Blue Mountains | REEL History Video
This short film introduces the thousands of years of human history in the Blue Mountains, including the Petun and Wyandot peoples. Presented by the Craigleith Heritage Depot ; produced by Craigleith Heritage Depot, Craigleith Heritage Depot Museum Advisory Committee, Mountain Goat Film Company Inc. Written, produced and directed by Tom Strnad & Tracey Strnad; featuring interviews with Chief Janith English, Dr. Ron Williamson, Charles Garrad; photos, research and archives courtesy of Blue Mountain Public Library, Craigleith Heritage Depot, Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Services, Mountain Goat Film Company.
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history and culture. Created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in conjunction with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire. Keyword searchable. Hard copies also available at the library.
Indigenous Resources in Archives
A list of online exhibits, thematic guides and links to archival descriptions and material that relate to Indigenous communities throughout Ontario and Canada. Compiled by the Archives Association of Ontario.
An interactive map showing traditional territories, languages and treaties of Indigenous people on Turtle Island / North America and other areas of the world. Also see Whose Land.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Search records online, view interactive map of hearings, events, and residential schools over time. Includes information for educators, researchers, public, and family members. Includes archives and reports. For a quick link to the residential schools timeline virtual exhibit, click here.
Petun Research Institute
The Institute conducts and publish interdisciplinary scholarly research particularly relating to the Petun-Wyandot native people.
Towards Truth and Reconciliation
A list of free and openly available resources for those seeking to critically examine colonialism, the legacy of the residential school system, and Indigenous issues in Canada; the diversification of collections as part of the truth and reconciliation process; access barriers for Indigenous peoples to institutionally held archival holdings; the ethics of collection use and digitization. Compiled by the Archives Association of Ontario.
Wyandot Nation of Kansas
The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is dedicated to the preservation of Wyandot history and culture and the preservation, protection, restoration and maintenance of the Huron Indian Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas. The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is proud to be a member of the Wendat Confederacy.
NCCIE: National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education
Over 80 lesson plans, over 70 videos and documentary films, and over 600 stories about Indigenous education initiatives and programs from across Canada, including Elders’ and Knowledge Holders’ teachings – all with the aim of increasing connections and collaborations to strengthen Indigenous education for all learners. An especially great resource for educators. Before your visit, please consult the Read First document - view here.
Treaty 18 Transcription
Transcription of Lake Simcoe-Nottawasaga Treaty No. 18. The municipality of The Town of The Blue Mountains is located within the boundary of Treaty 18 region of 1818 which is the traditional land of the Anishnaabek, Haudenosaunee and Wendat-Wyandot-Wyandotte peoples.