Treaty Week Activities at St Edward

St Edward Catholic School Honours Treaty Week
Posted on 11/14/2022
student learning during treaty weekDuring Treaties Recognition Week, November 7 - 11, students learned about treaty rights, relationships and local treaties. Ashley Muir, SNCDSB Indigenous Lead, provided teachers with opportunities to access activities and resources to implement in the classrooms. Each classroom received one of the following read-aloud books to support their program, Alex Shares his Wampum Belt, Dakota Talks about Treaties and Treaty Words: As Long As the River Flow.

Throughout the week, students learned about promises, treaties and the treaty area where we live and learn. The intermediate students researched and learned about the Robinson Superior Treaty and Treaty 9. Mrs. Muir provided students with the Wampum Belt teaching and Lego activity from the We are all Treaty People Kit. Collectively students from Grades 1 - 6 had the opportunity to create the Wampum Belt with Lego. Thank you to Dilico for facilitating the Treaty Week Scavenger Hunt around the school. This kinesthetic activity allowed students to get out of their chairs and move around the school to complete the activity collaboratively.

Mrs. Borg made homemade bannock with her Native Language and Culture students. Kindergarten students learned about the importance of the Eagle Feathers and made their own promise feathers. Grade 5 made a promise to take care of the environment by making a Wampum Belt on graph paper. It was a wonderful week of learning about treaty history, treaty rights and why we are all Treaty People. Chi Miigwech to all the work this week for supporting our students learning about treaties.
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