2022 National Claims Research Workshop

Reconnection – To the land and to the People 

October 18, 19, & 20, 2022 

Ottawa, ON 

You are cordially invited to attend the 32nd annual National Claims Research Workshop October 18th, 19th and 20th, 2022. This year the event will be held in Algonquin Traditional Territory in Ottawa and hosted by the Algonquin Nation Secretariat.  This will be our first year back after the two year pause from the pandemic and we are very much looking forward to seeing everyone again! 

The annual workshop assembles experts from all regions of Canada to share information regarding recent developments in information management, oral history, legislative initiatives and case law that directly impact research, development and resolution of specific claims. The Workshop features a number of specialized sessions delivered over a three-day period by invited speakers who are experts in their respective fields. It is a wonderful opportunity for professional development, networking, sharing information and staying informed. Typically, over 100 First Nations researchers from across the country attend. 

About your hosts 

The Algonquin Nation traditional territory includes the entire Ottawa River watershed on both sides of the river that now divides Ontario and Quebec.  This unceded territory includes the city of Ottawa where the workshop will be taking place.  There are 10 federally recognized Algonquin communities, nine in Quebec and one in Ontario.  The Algonquin people have not signed any land treaties, and face a complicated path to resolving their claims.  Despite these obstacles, the Algonquin people have maintained their language, customs and traditions, all of which help emphasize their strong connection to their ancestral lands. 

The Algonquin Nation Secretariat represents three Algonquin communities: Barriere Lake, Timiskaming, and Wolf Lake. We also conduct research for other communities on an as requested basis.  For over twenty years the ANS has been researching the history of not only its member communities, but the Algonquin Nation as a whole.  We now have one of the largest collections of materials on Algonquin history and culture in the world. 


We are hosting this year’s NCRW in the Algonquin territory of Ottawa, Ontario from October 18-20, 2022. We are pleased to be hosting at the Delta Hotel, minutes walk from Parliament and Library and Archives Canada.

We look forward to welcoming you to our event.