Week 9: Curriculum and Treaty Education

The purpose of teaching Treaty Education is because it is apart of Canadian history. It can be viewed as the origin of Canada. When you learn about the history of Canada in middle and high school, most of the information of settlers is kept in (besides the bad things) so why isn’t the Indigenous part included? I personally find it more important because many of the things that happened would not have been possible due to treaties. The purpose is also to teach students about the oppression and segregation of First Nations people that happened not long ago. We are learning on Treaty land, so we should become educated on how and why that is. This leads in how “We Are All Treaty People”

Canada is built on the treaties which cover the land. Since we are on Treaty land “We are Treaty People” and that applies to everyone who resides here even if you do not have a First Nations or Inuit background. We must understand what happened to develop our own identities. Without understanding we cannot learn nor create our identity. This also provides a new way of learning which opens up many possibilities for every learner.

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