Treaty Education

The definition of the purpose of treaty education given by the government of saskatchewan is described as “The Constitution of Canada recognizes and affirms the existing treaty rights of the First Nations peoples and the Aboriginal rights of Métis people in Canada. First Nations peoples have a unique historical relationship with Canada that is reflected through Treaty Numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 and are governed by the Indian Act. The province recognizes the contributions of the Métis people to Saskatchewan through The Métis Act.” Generally it is important because people need to be educated about First Nations culture just as much as Canadian culture because we exist as one being in Canada. We share the same environment and government. It is important to be inclusive. I think this also explains why we are “all treaty people” because we are all impacted by the treaties and our relationship with First Nations, Indigenous, and Inuit people.

 

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