- What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples?
I think that is it important to teach Treaty Ed because we do live on treaty land and it is important for students to know the history and learn about it. Treaties are not only an important part of Canadians history but they are still part of the present. I think it is a lot important for students to know the history not only around the treaties, but about the traditions, celebrations, dances, and teachings. We are all treaty people and it is very important to acknowledge our past and teach future generations about the past. Treaties have given many of us the privileges such as being able to share the land and creating families and communities. I also believe that it is highly important to learn about residential schools. Many families continue to struggle with the aftermath and with the history of these schools. It is important for students to know this and to understand how much of a negative impact these impacts had. We should be teaching and telling stories that will help future generations rebuild and not make similar mistakes.
I believe we are all treaty people and it is important for students to know about that. Everyone lives on the land that was first the Indigenous peoples land and it was shared with settlers. I have realized that I have to think more deeply when engaging in Treaty Ed and incorporating it into my lessons.