Andrew McConnell and Maria Savvides

In preparation for this week, we have worked with educator Andrew McConnell (Anishinaabe/English, member of Nipissing First Nation), and educator, Maria Savvides (Secondary Teacher), to publish a list of resources and teaching ideas to support you with your learning and planning.

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Four Classroom Lessons for Treaties Recognition Week

Posted by Andrew McConnell and Maria Savvides on October 30, 2023

“We are all treaty people” is a phrase often used in Ontario to remind us of the agreements that have helped form Canada, but when we look nationally this is not true: Much of British Columbia is without treaty, and in the Territories there are other agreements like the creation of Nunavut, that serve to demonstrate different ways of being in good relations. It is important that we understand the role and significance of treaties - and consider the importance and implications of non-treatied lands and territorial agreements - our responsibility to these important agreements and the ramifications of not having them or not honouring them. 

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