Treaty 9 photographs from northern Ontario

We’re excited to launch a new initiative: Finding Kin. We will be focusing on photographs taken during the signing of Treaty 9 in Northern Ontario. The photos will roughly follow the route of the signings (map:

The initiative helps identify Indigenous individuals in collection photographs. In the past, their photos were often taken without recording their identities. Project Naming (Facebook: aims to enrich our collection with accurate information of individual identities to provide a more complete, and respectful picture of the past.

You can help by sharing our posts with anyone who may have knowledge of people living in these areas from 1905–1906.

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