Canadian Museum of History seeks Indigenous stories

July 4, 2018


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, July 4, 2018 — The Canadian Museum of History invites members of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to contribute their stories and oral histories to an upcoming exhibition about the international experiences of Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Stories Beyond Borders (working title) will highlight the perspectives of groups and individuals from what is now Canada — those who have travelled the world as diplomats, warriors/soldiers, performers, artists, scholars and athletes, over many centuries. The exhibition will integrate historical and contemporary accounts of leadership, vision, creativity and courage to show how Indigenous peoples have asserted — and continue to assert — their sovereignty and identities beyond borders.

The Canadian Museum of History has a long history of working with Indigenous communities on different initiatives. This project is one of many in which the Museum has sought input and advice from Indigenous people — a recent example being the Canadian History Hall.

Please visit if you would like to share your stories for possible inclusion in the exhibition, which is expected to open in 2021. The curators are also interested in knowing about any photographs or objects you might have, or be aware of, that connect to your stories. If you are unable to share your stories via the website, you can email them to, or mail them to:

Indigenous Stories
Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0M8

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Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169