Indigenous Life in the Ottawa Area

Indigenous Life in the Ottawa Area

Saturday November 19 2022, 1:30 pm
Royal Canadian Legion – Richmond & District Branch 625
6430 Ottawa Street West, Richmond, ON

Our November “in-person” event is a presentation by Jane Cooper. Jane began researching local Indigenous history in 2016 and uncovered the lost story of an Algonquin family who lived in this area more than 150 years ago. Her presentation will explore what we know about this family and what it tells us about the relationship between the early local settlers and the Indigenous people who called this region their home.

Jane Cooper has been researching and writing in one capacity or another for nearly 35 years. Her literary essays have been published in the Queen’s Quarterly, Opera Canada and Alberta History and she published a full-length historical biography, The Canadian Nightingale, in 2017. Her works on local history published with the Osgoode Township Museum have explored local soldiers in the First World War, early hockey rivalries, and a walking tour of turn-of-the-century Metcalfe. She is currently working on a historical fiction about the German POWs who worked on Ottawa area farms during the Second World War.

This free event is open to everyone. It is being held in the Royal Canadian Legion – Richmond Branch, 6430 Ottawa St, Richmond on Saturday November 19, 2022, at 1:30 pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.

We recommend that you wear a mask in the Legion Hall as it is a public indoor setting. You should feel free to wear a mask even if it’s not required in this community setting.