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Treaties Recognition Week 2022

Treaties Recognition Week 2022
Posted on 11/05/2022
Treaties Recognition Week, November 6 - 12, 2022 graphic with BWDSB logo and image of wampum beltNovember 6 to 12, 2022 is Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario.  Declared by the provincial government in 2016 following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, this annual occasion aims to strengthen awareness of treaties, our commitment to reconciliation, and relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

As part of our ongoing Indigenous teaching and learning in Bluewater District School Board, students and staff are focusing their efforts this week on the importance of treaties, including treaty rights, relationships, and our obligations.  We reflect on the role and history of treaties in establishing agreements between Indigenous communities, governments, and Canadians, and their relevance today.

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The Ministry of Indigenous Affairs has developed the Treaties Recognition Week 2022 Educator Toolkit for classroom learning, which includes videos and discussion guides with Indigenous Elders and knowledge keepers, among other resources.

Information on Treaties Recognition Week, including videos that feature Indigenous voices and resources for treaty teaching and learning can be found on the Ontario government’s designated web page.

The 2018 Ontario Curriculum, Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6; History and Geography, Grades 7 and 8 and Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10, Canadian and World Studies were revised to reflect the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.  Topics now include residential schools and treaties, which are mandatory components of every student’s education in Grades 4 to 8 and Grade 10.

The 2019 Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 to 12: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies focuses on increasing learning around Indigenous art, literature, law, humanities, politics, and history.

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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