- What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples?
- The purpose of teaching treaty education is not to just bring awareness that this history happened but to teach it and show to students that it is part of their everyday lives whether they realize it or not. If these students are living on treaty land they need to learn about it and learn why they get to live a free life on this land that was not always ours. When people say that they do not need to teach this education if there is no indigenous students that is completely wrong. It is our jobs as teachers to educate our students on things that really matter and if we did not have treaties our lives would be very different. As a teacher in training and taking these lectures I have realize that many teachers feel uncomfortable with teaching treaty ed because of their lack of knowledge on the subject. I think understanding this right now as a second year ed student I will be able to research and further my understanding so that I can successfully educate my students on treaty education and indigenous Content.
- What does it mean for your understanding of curriculum that “We are all treaty people”?
- I understand that if we are to live on this land that we are treaty people. Anyone and everyone who lives here, works here, or has anything to do with being on treaty land is treaty people. I have heard countless times that people say they are not treaty people and that treaties do not exist anymore and they are just part of history. This is false we are all treaty people and as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the river flows. And all three of those are still happening.