by Bradley Clements
Concurrent with Treaty Recognition Week, GRASAC is launching a new learning resource: a Great Lakes Treaty Timeline! This timeline is intended for treaty education and research. It is not complete or authoritative, and it will be continuously grown. All GRASAC members and visitors are invited to add and correct information in the timeline through GRASAC’s contact form.
Many GRASAC-affiliated researchers are dedicated to increased understanding and fulfilment of Great Lakes treaty responsibilities. Through our work we have compiled information and located sources about these treaties. Part of GRASAC’s role is to make information about Great Lakes art, history, culture, and relationships more accessible. It is in this spirit of access and learning that GRASAC is developing the Great Lakes Treaty Timeline.
The main resource page is in the form of a timeline table with basic information about a range of treaties and associated events in chronological order. You can view it here:
As the resource is developed, pages will be added with additional information and sources about the listed treaties and events. You can view a preliminary example of one such page here:
I hope that you will follow the development of this resource, use it, share it, and send in your thoughts, suggestions, corrections, and additions. Miigwetch, nia:wen, merci, thank you!