Importance of Treaty Education in the Classroom

We develop innovative ways to help the public understand the intent and impact of the Treaties. Our goal is to provide businesses, communities, and students a comprehensive overview of First Nations’ understandings of Treaties – the part that has often been left out of Canada’s historical record.

Treaty Education is important because all Canadians need to learn how they benefit from the Treaties today. In this way, they will also come to appreciate that “We Are All Treaty People.”

*New Treaty Education Resources*

The History of Treaty 3 as shared by Elder Sherry Copenace, and Knowledge Keepers of Treaty 3, as they honored the 150th anniversary of entering into Treaty with the Crown.

The History of Fort Ellice and Treaty Four

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba is pleased to release the first video in our Treaty Place Names and Sites series. It is our hope that over the next couple of years we will have our Elders tell their stories from significant sites across Manitoba where Treaties were entered into between First Nations and the Crown. In this video titled “The History of Fort Ellice and Treaty Four”, you will hear from Elder James Cote from Waywayseecappo First Nation, Treaty 4, as he speaks to the history and significance of Fort Ellice and why some First Nations in Manitoba entered into Treaty 4 following the initial signing at Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, on September 15 & 21, 1874.

What’s Your Treaty Story: Digital Story Map

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‘What’s Your Treaty Story’ is an ArcGIS StoryMap centered on the Numbered Treaties in Manitoba. The overarching aim of the map is to engage users in the story of Treaty by immersing them in the landscape, the land and water, and the history of Treaties in our province. Read more