We Are All Treaty People




Teaching Treaties in the Classroom

  • March 17, 2018 9 am - 5 pm
  • First Nations University, Regina Campus

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Day 1: History of Treaty Making is on Mar. 10

Day 2: Teaching Treaties in the Classroom is on Mar. 17

**You must register with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner**
Telephone: 306-244-2100 Or email: receptionist@otc.ca
Registration fee: $50.00 payable on site  with course materials and lunch provided

Thank you for preregistering for this workshop. If for some reason your plans change and you are unable
to attend, please contact the Office of the Treaty Commissioner so we may take the first person on the waitlist.

The History of Treaty Making – Day One
This workshop is designed to increase knowledge, enhance individual self-awareness and strengthen skills for any professional working in Saskatchewan.  The workshop focuses on the history of treaties made in what is now Saskatchewan. The day begins with a jigsaw activity where participants work in groups.  A First Nation’s Elder talks about her/his life experiences under the Indian Act, cultural teachings and contemporary issues. A treaty teacher leader (TTL) will be present to discuss her/his duties and how a TTL can be of assistance within their school and school division. Some resources from the Treaty Kit are utilized to model how they can be used in the classroom.
Teaching Treaties in the Classroom – Day Two
The objective of this workshop is to become familiar with the resources and materials used to teach treaties.  A First Nation’s Elder will talk about her/his traditional teachings and cultural worldview. A brief look at the Treaty resource materials in the K – Grade 12 Treaty Resource Kit is followed by an activity on the Treaty Essential Learnings (TELs).  The teachers will be asked to develop a lesson plan for immediate use in their respective classrooms.  Teachers share the lessons with the group.  A Treaty Teacher Leader will be present to assist teachers as they explore internet sites and the resources.  Resources from the Treaty kit will be used throughout the workshop.
Treaty Catalyst Teacher Workshops – Day Three and Four
The objective of these workshops is to give the teachers more exposure to First Nation Elders and their specific traditional teachings according to the signatories of Treaty (Cree, Dene, Nakota and Saulteaux).  The teachers work in small and large groups to review and share treaty resources with each other.  Topics of discussion include tips on facilitation and Q and A on specific contemporary issues and concerns.
Please note: That Day One, History of Treaty Making, and Day Two, Teaching Treaties in the Classroom are prerequites to the Day Three and Four, Treaty Catalyst Teacher Workshops