Indigenous Studies

Exploring our Treaties New!

Grades: 4–12

Program: Indigenous Studies

Curriculum Connections: Canadian and World Studies, Geography, History, Native Studies, Social Studies

We’ve all heard of Treaties, Land Acknowledgements and the word “reconciliation.” But what do these mean? What should we do to foster a positive and reciprocal relationship between Indigenous communities and Canadians?

Let’s go beyond the buzz words and find out what actually happened in our history, starting right here in Tkaronto.

Key Inquiry Question
How can exploring our Treaties and other agreements help us move towards constructive Indigenous and Canadian relations?

Program Objectives
By the end of the Exploring our Treaties program, students will:

  • Understand various methods of governance, peacekeeping, and negotiation that First Nations communities used between each other and with settlers
  • Identify meaning, purpose and relevancy of treaties in contemporary times for Indigenous and Canadian relations and communities
  • Use appropriate terminology for FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) groups