About the initiatives graphic design

Discover the meaning of the selection of images used to illustrate the initiatives. This look represents the three Indigenous groups in Canada: First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation. The images also reflect the different types of materials found in LAC's collection, including photos, maps and text.

Indigenous documentary heritage initiatives
Chief Walking Buffalo
Tatânga Mânî [Chief Walking Buffalo] [George McLean]

The parade during the Indian Days celebration at Banff, Alberta (1960). Chief Walking Buffalo, leader of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation near Morley, Alberta, leads the parade. Walking Buffalo was present at the signing of Treaty No 7 (1877).

Iggi and girl
Kigutaitu and Mary Voisey

Kigutaitu (Iggi/Eggy) and Mary Voisey give each other a "kunik" (a traditional greeting in Inuit culture) (1949-1950).

Maxime Marion
Maxime Marion

Photographed in Lake of the Woods, Ontario (1872), Maxime Marion was a Métis guide for the Commission frontalière britanno-canadienne.

backgroup map of Upper and Lower Canada
The background map

A map of Upper and Lower Canada showing rivers, towns and administrative units. The map indicates the boundary between Canada and the United States, and the internal boundaries in Canada

background text of a report
The text

Hidden throughout the design is a document part of the Red River Settlement collection. It is a general statement and report relative to the "disturbances in the Indian territories of British North America" (1818).

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