Free Lecture - Elder Paul Ritchie

Thunder Bay Museum

425 Donald St E

Thunder Bay, ON

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History & heritage


Truth and Reconciliation

Please join the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society for a lecture from Elder Paul Ritchie on Residential Schools and Healing. This lecture is presented in partnership with Fort William First Nation. This will be a in-person event that is free to view. The lecture will be broadcast live via ZOOM for those who cannot attend in-person and recorded and posted to the Museum's YouTube at a later date. Description: Elder Paul Ritchie will be speaking on the history of Residential and Day Schools and their lasting impacts on all the peoples of Canada. He will also be exploring the need for healing and how everyone, Indigenous peoples and settlers, can work together on reconciliation. Speaker Bio: Elder Paul Ritchie is originally from Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation in Southern Ontario but now lives in the North and has been happily married to a Northern woman for the last 44 years. Elder Paul Ritchie has been practicing traditional work for the last 50 years. Free Museum Admission during the event Refreshments will be available More information can be found at:

Tue 27 Sep
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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This event is free.

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Thunder Bay Museum

OUR STORY: The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society was created in 1908 to preserve and interpret the history of Northwestern Ontario through lectures, publications, the erection of monuments and plaques, and the preservation of documents. Among the Society’s many accomplishments in its early years, was the publication of a long series of valuable historical reports and the construction of a monument to the original Fort William fur trading post at the foot of McTavish Street in Thunder Bay. It was unveiled in 1916 by our founding father, Peter McKellar. OUR MANDATE: The Society’s mandate has always been to serve both the city and district of Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, and to preserve the history of the entire region. Today an active, efficient organization has assumed responsibilities far beyond those undertaken by its founders. The Society operates as a museum, an archives, and a historical society, and offers a wide range of programs and services in each area. Feel free to contact us for further information about any of our programs, services, or memberships.

This event is part of a hub:

Culture Days @ the Thunder Bay Museum

Thunder Bay Museum Thunder Bay, ON

The Thunder Bay Museum is hosting multiple events for the duration of Culture Days including pay what you can admission for the full duration, free kids colouring activities, a free public lecture, and behind the scenes tours! The Thunder...


425 Donald St E

Thunder Bay, ON

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This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.