Treaty Recognition Week
Treaties Recognition Week is November 4-8, 2019. Treaties Recognition Week honours the importance of treaties and helps students and residents of Ontario learn more about treaty rights and relationships.
Each year, students learn why treaties matter to all Ontarians. Indigenous speakers visit classrooms and video stories are shared in schools across the province.
“Treaty Week was a great week for students to learn about Treaties in our area and about being a Treaty Person. We are so fortunate to have local Elders and Knowledge Keepers living in and around our communities willing to come into our schools to share their knowledge about Treaties!” - Colleen Sheriff, Indigenous Education Lead for Superior North Catholic District School Board
St. Edward Catholic School in Nipigon grades 5-8 students took part in a Treaty Week Presentation by Trustee Judy Wawia and Mary O'Donnell. Both are Red Rock Indian Band members and they spoke of their traditional territory and of the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Manitouwadge took part in a Treaty Week session presented by Nicole Richmond for Grades 3-8. Students learned about Wampum belts and what Treaties mean. We are all Treaty People!
Thank you to Sonya Belisle who came in to talk to our St. Hilary Catholic School Grade 5-8 students about treaties and then tested their knowledge in a fun quiz game at the end. The rules were simple - A question was asked and the first person to buzz in and answer correctly got a chance to win a treat!
Want more information about Treaty Recognition Week? visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/treaties for more information.
"Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul."