Dr. Siegfried sharing Keitha's Great Grandfather's words
from the Alexander Morris account of Treaty Four.
We spent almost four hours with Dr. Siegfried. She was excited to speak with Keitha because as a historian she had been thinking, where are the women's voices? At the signing of Treaties, there were camps, and if there were camps, that means the women were there. Keitha is the first woman she has spoken with in regards to the Pasqua Pictograph and also the closest living relative.
The Pasqua Pictograph is the only Indigenous document of its kind in Canada,
conveying Treaty understanding from an Indigenous perspective.
I am too over-whelmed with feelings to write about it yet, but I can say, sitting there with Keitha, we were living out our Treaty relationship, a living friendship. I was so honoured to be there with her. I don't have the words to start unpacking the next part of this story.