We Are All Treaty People

Treaty Catalyst Teacher Workshops

  • Published - 10/08/2017
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  • Posted By - Brenda Ahenakew
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Treaty Catalyst Teacher Workshop held in Saskatoon saw 19 teachers participate.

The History of Treaty Making – Day One
The first day of the workshop is designed to increase knowledge, enhance individual self-awareness and strengthen skills for teachers.  Elder Gladys Wapass-Greyeyes and Chief Sylvia Weenie of Stoney Knoll Cree Nation talked about their life experiences under the Indian Act, cultural teachings, Residential Schools and contemporary issues.

Teaching Treaties in the Classroom – Day Two
The objective of day two of the workshop is to become familiar with the resources and materials used to teach Treaties.  The Elders shared their traditional teachings and cultural worldview.  The group were introduced to the OTC Treaty resource materials in the K – Grade 12 Treaty Resource Kit and followed with an activity on the Treaty Essential Learnings.  The teachers each developed lesson plan for immediate use in their respective classrooms.

 Treaty Catalyst Teacher – Days 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.  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.

Thanks to the Workshop Facilitator, Cort Dogniez, there are now nineteen more teachers who are certified to deliver the Day 1 and Day 2 workshops within their schools, Tribal Councils and school divisions.