We Are All Treaty People

Annie Battiste

Named after her maternal grandmother, Annie Battiste, is a proud Mi’kmaw woman and member of Potlotek First Nation situated in Unama’ki (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia).  She is a certified teacher, holding a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree (Educational Foundations) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Her work as a Reconciliation Consultant in anti-racism, treaty education, and Indigenous education has been mostly within educational institutions and non-profits.

She is committed to social justice and improving treaty relationships within Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations through deep reflection on their historical roots of Canada and its possibilities for new directions in empowerment of diverse groups and peoples.

Topics:

The Treaties: Treaty Relationship, Treaty Responsibilities

The Indian Act: History of the Indian Act, Negative Implications, Indian Residential Schools, Current Issues

Positive Race Relations: Multi-Cultural inclusivity

Treaty Implementation: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Principles of Reconciliation, Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

*mapping exercise facilitator with Reconciliation Dept. Please contact Rhett Sangster to arrange this exercise for your organization/committee/group/etc.  

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