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Jean-Pierre Morin

Adjunct Research Professor and Contract Instructor

Degrees:B.A. (University of Ottawa); Licence en Histoire (University de Caen Basse-Normandie); M.A. (University of Ottawa)
Email:jeanpierre.morin@carleton.ca

Since 2000, Jean-Pierre Morin has been the staff historian for the department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. He specializes in the history of Treaties between the Government and Aboriginal people and the history of government policy and administration of AANDC. In recent years, he has worked at developing new interactive digital historical learning tools, web content and digital media as well as leading the ongoing national commemoration initiatives such as the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763.

He has been involved in the establishment of the Public History working group of the Canadian Historical Association and was chair of the working group in 2009-2010. He has also been involved in the founding of the International Federation of Public History and currently sits as Vice-Chair. In 2013, Jean-Pierre Morin was the Program co-chair of the National Council on Public History’s annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Public History.

Publications

“Empty Hills: Aboriginal Land Usage and the Cypress Hills Problem, 1874-1883″, Saskatchewan History, vol 55, no 1, Spring 2003.

“The Evolution of the Treaty Relationship”, Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2003.

“A Question of Protection: the link between Historic Treaties and Indian Legislation, 1701-1951″ conference presentation at the Canadian History Association Annual General Meeting, May 2005, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

“Peace, Order and Good Government: Indian Treaties and Canadian Nation Building”, “First Nations, First Thoughts”, University of Edinburgh Centre for Canadian Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005. http://www.cst.ed.ac.uk/2005conference/papers/Morin_paper.pdf

“Perceptions of Implementation: Treaty Signatory Views of Treaty Implementation” conference proceedings of the Aboriginal Policy Research Conference, Aboriginal Policy Research: Moving Forward, Making a Difference, Toronto: Thompson Books, 2007.

Historic Treaties in Canada: Solemn Words and Foundational Documents in Canadian History, Jean-Pierre Morin, ed., Ottawa : Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2007

Aboriginal Policy Research, vol VII: A History of Treaties and Policies, Jean-Pierre Morin, Erik Anderson, Dan Beavon and Jerry P. White, eds., Toronto: Thompson Books, 2010.

“Concepts of Extinguishment in Upper Canada Land Surrender Treaties, 1764-1862”, Aboriginal Policy Research, vol VII: A History of Treaties and Policies, Jean-Pierre Morin, Erik Anderson, Dan Beavon and Jerry P. White, eds., Toronto: Thompson Books, 2010.

“First Nations in Canada”, Aboriginal People and Communities, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2011. http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1307460755710

“A History of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada”, Aboriginal People and Communities, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, 2011. http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1314977281262

“A History of Treaty-Making in Canada”, Aboriginal People and Communities, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2011. http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1314977704533

“Trattare la storia e la politica: il ruolo della Public History nello sviluppo della politica dei trattati in Canada” in “Public History: Pratiche nazionali e identita’ globale”, Memoria e Ricerca, no 37, 2011.

“Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the Treaty Relationship”, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2012. http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1338907166262/1338907208830

“Aboriginal Contributions to the War of 1812”, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2012.

“Aboriginal Contributions to the War of 1812”, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2012. http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1338906261900/1338906300039

“Aboriginal Contributions to the War of 1812” (exhibit), Curator, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, October 2012.

“250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763”, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2013. http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370355181092/1370355203645

“Canadian Arctic Expedition: 1913-1918”, Canada’s Northern Strategy. http://www.northernstrategy.gc.ca/sov/cae-eng.asp

“Treaty-Making in Canada”, Acts, Agreements and Land Claims, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2013. http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100028574/1100100028578

Awards and Recognitions

2013 Deputy Minister’s Award for Collaboration and Partnership: Commemoration of the War of 1812 initiative

2012 Departmental Award: Crown-First Nations Gathering Team

2011 Departmental Award: Renewal of Treaty Commissions Memorandum to Cabinet

2010 Deputy Minister’s Award for Contributions to Continuing Education: History of Indian Affairs learning series

Professional Organizations

2009-10 Chair, Public History Working Group, Canadian Historical Association

2010-present Member, Board of Directors, National Council on Public History

2011-present Vice-Chair, International Federation of Public History

Conferences and Presentations

2002 “A Line in the Sand: Treaties and Aboriginal Land Usage in the Cypress Hills”, conference presentation at the Canadian History Association Annual General Meeting, May 2003, Toronto, Ontario

2003 “Les traités historiques au Canada/Historic Treaties in Canada” – presentation during National Aboriginal Awareness Week, May 21, 2003, Hull, Québec

2005 “Peace, Order and Good Government: Indian Treaties and Canadian Nation Building”, conference presentation at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Canadian Studies, “First Nations, First Thoughts”, May 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2005 “A Question of Protection: the Link between Historic Treaties and the Indian Legislation, 1701-1951”, conference presentation at the Canadian History Association Annual General Meeting, May 2005, London, Ontario

2006 “Perceptions of Implementation: Treaty Signatories Views of Treaty Implementation”, conference presentation at the Aboriginal Policy Research Conference, March 2006, Ottawa, Ontario.

2009 “Concepts of Extinguishment in Upper Canada Land Surrender Treaties, 1764-1862”, conference presentation at the Aboriginal Policy Research Conference, March 2009, Ottawa, Ontario.

2010 “Establishing an International Public History Community”, conference presentation at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, March, 2010, Portland, Oregon.

2013 Program co-Chair, “Knowing your Public(s)”, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, April 2013, Ottawa, Ontario.

2013 “Cross-Border Shopping: The Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Canada and the United States”, conference presentation at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, April 2013, Ottawa, Ontario.

2014 “The State of Indigenous Public History: Maintaining a Compatible Approach in a Rapidly Changing Field”, conference presentation at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, March 2014, Monterey, California.