Making Meaning in Early Aboriginal-European Relationships

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ontario and Canada at Fulford Place with this series of free weekly talks – Constructing our identities – exploring our history and identity! This event is presented as part of MyOntario – A vision over time, a conversation among Ontarians about our experiences, identities, values and aspirations.

How did Aboriginal Peoples and Europeans make meaning in their early encounters? Discover the role of non-verbal communication and material culture in meaning construction, and hear how these early cultural interactions have shaped current relationships.


  • Tabitha Renaud, PhD Candidate (Queen’s University) – Makeshift Miming: A Reconsideration of Nonverbal Communication Between Aboriginals and Europeans in Sixteenth Century Northeastern America
  • Georgia Carley, PhD (Queen’s University) – Treaty Objects: How Physical Symbols Shaped the Meanings of British-First Nations Treaties

Other talks in this series:

Note: All talks will be presented in English only.


Billiard Room
Fulford Place
287 King Street East
Brockville, Ontario

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