We Are All Treaty People

OTC's Treaty Learning Journey

  • Published - 24/03/2023
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  • Posted By - OTC
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In an effort to build on the popular Teaching Treaties in the Classroom training and reach people beyond educators, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner has designed and started the Treaty Learning Journey.

Designed to walk people through history, the journey starts with Before Treaty, then what happened At Treaty, After Treaty, and Today. Topics include Indigenous worldview and indigeneity, numbered Treaties, breaches of Treaty, and contemporary Treaty issues.

The trainings also include practice strategies that educators can use to teach others.

The Treaty Learning Journey (Phases 1 and 2) began with a few targeted trainings last fall, but has quickly grown in popularity and demand. The OTC has more than 25 trainings booked into the spring.

“I highly recommend this Treaty Timeline Journey to schools, churches, parishes.  To wherever people gather,” said Bonnie Roberts, after she completed the training this winter.

“Participants were frequently reminded as we learned more historical facts that there was no ‘shame or blame’ on us.”

She described the training as “a clear, interactive and systematic Treaty timeline leaves this participant with a fundamental rewiring and understanding of the relationship between First Nations people and the British and Canadian governments.”

Looking to expand your knowledge and want to take the Treaty Learning Journey. We post public trainings on the OTC Events page or if you are looking to organize the training for your organization or workplace, please contact Charmaine cgardiner@otc.ca