London & Middlesex Branch: “Chippewas of the Thames First Nation – The Longwoods Treaties””

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Date(s) - June 3, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


The London & Middlesex Branch of Ontario Ancestors is pleased to invite you to attend our monthly meeting presentation. This will be a “hybrid” presentation, meaning that you will have the option to join us live and in-person at the Latter-Day Saints Church, Riverside Drive, London, OR, you may join us virtually via Zoom. Either way, we look forward to seeing you. The event is free and open to anyone. For those attending in-person, please stay after the meeting to enjoy some social time and small refreshments. 

About our speaker: Brandon Graham 

Brandon Graham is the Treaty Research Coordinator with the Treaties, Lands &  Environment Department at the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. He has worked with the Nation’s Treaty Research Team since 2017.

The research he conducts focuses on the history of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, with a focus on the development of specific claims.

Before beginning his career with the Chippewas of the Thames, Brandon studied philosophy and religion at Western University and theology at the University of Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Theological Studies degree, respectively.

Brandon is honored to represent the Chippewas of the Thames through his work, and through participating in conferences and speaking engagements. Brandon would like to thank all audience members and participants for their time, and for their interest in treaty research.

In this presentation . . .

Brandon will focus on the ongoing histories of the McKee Treaty (1790), the London Township & Sombra Township Treaties (1796), and the Longwoods Treaty (1822). These treaties were signed by the ancestors of the Chippewas of the Thames and continue to hold a great significance in the community to this day. While the first three treaties were signed on behalf of several First Nations and the Crown, the Longwoods Treaty was signed exclusively between the Chippewas of the Thames and the colonial government. The Longwoods Treaty, therefore, holds a special position within the community and has been studied extensively by the Nation for decades. We look forward to sharing our research findings and perspectives through this speaking engagement!

The event is free, but registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance:

To Register to attend Virtual (Zoom): London & Middlesex Virtual link

Note: There is no need to register if you plan to attend In-Person


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