Teaching Treaties K-12 in Manitoba was inspired by the work of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner in Saskatchewan. Today, Teaching Treaties K-12 in Manitoba acts as a model for similar movements in other provinces.
We continue to work with entities such as the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Crown-Indigenous Relations, Manitoba Education and the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre to increase the knowledge and understanding of Treaties for students in Manitoba. This approach has fulfilled our overarching objective – to develop educational resources for teachers, so students in kindergarten to grade 12 can learn about the importance of the Treaties and the Treaty relationship.
Teaching Treaties K-12 is for all Manitoba students. We want to provide resources that will enable them to demonstrate knowledge of the topics, concepts and understandings of the Treaties and the Treaty relationship by the time they graduate.
The Teaching Treaties K-12 team will be forever grateful to the Council of Elders for their leadership and guidance during the development of Teaching Treaties K-12. In addition, we thank them for their continued support and participation at each and every training session we offer.
What is the Treaty Education K-12?
Treaty education is for all Manitoba students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and we want to provide resources that will enable them to demonstrate knowledge of the topics, concepts and understandings of the Treaties and the Treaty relationship by the time they graduate.
As part of our process, we also provide Treaty education training and tools for teachers to help them build a curriculum that can be delivered to their students.
The Treaty Education team will be forever grateful to the Council of Elders for their leadership and guidance throughout the development of these teaching resources, beginning with their initial input on what topics and themes were to be included, to the Ceremonial event at Manitou Api that began our training journey. We are grateful for their continued support and participation.
K-12 Treaty Education Continuum 2009-2021
If you would like further information on the development process please do not hesitate to contact our Education Manager. View the full Treaty Education Backgrounder (PDF) here. Our office keeps detailed statistical data on all the training sessions from over the past 10 years, please contact our Treaty Education Admin Asst. If you require information for individual school divisions.