Indigenous Histories of Hamilton
The Indigenous Histories of Hamilton project is documenting and celebrating the movements and care that has helped shaped the Indigenous community of Hamilton across generations.
This project is rooted in a desire to honour and share the incredible contributions of Indigenous community members to create the much needed resources, relationships, and opportunities for our community to thrive.
The Indigenous Histories of Hamilton project will host Tea Talks with Indigenous community leaders from culture, health, education, politics, etc. to share their experiences and wisdoms on how the Indigenous community has grown over the last 50+ years. These talks will be recorded and shared with community upon completion.
We will also be creating ongoing opportunities for Indigenous community members to contribute to the project through our social media.
The outcome of this project will be the development of multimedia resources documenting and celebrating our community's history that can be shared with many generations to come.
The design for the Indigenous Histories of Hamilton logo was developed by Onondaga-Anishinaabe Artist, Brent Beauchamp.
Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for Indigenous Histories of Hamilton project updates!
Share Your Stories
How have the moments in our community impacted you and your loved ones? Do you have a story to share about the opening of the "Indian Centre"? What do remember as being a significant moment in strengthening the Indigenous community of Hamilton?
Share your stories and add to the Indigenous Histories of Hamilton Archives.
The Indigenous Histories of Hamilton
To thank community for sharing their stories and contributing to the Indigenous Histories of Hamilton archives, the Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership is giving away custom hoodies and t-shirts!
Each day in February (2023), CHIL will post a news article, image, or historical resource about the history of the Indigenous community of Hamilton on our social media pages. In each post, we will invite Indigenous community members of Hamilton to comment on the post and share what those moments, initiatives, and resources meant to them. CHIL will randomly pick comments on each post to award with a custom hoodie of the Indigenous Histories of Hamilton logo.
To enter, Indigenous community members of Hamilton (Ontario) must:
Like the Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership Facebook or Instagram page, and
Comment under an Indigenous Histories of Hamilton post by CHIL.