Treaties Recognition Week is happening across Ontario during the week of November 3 to 9, 2019. In 2016, the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs declared the first week of November every year as Treaties Recognition Week, to honour treaties and to help Ontarians learn about their significance and to understand our collective responsibilities as treaty people.
At the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, students and educators are engaged in a variety of learning experiences connected to Treaties Recognition and Land-Based Learning. At the beginning the week, Chief Jason Henry from Kettle and Stony Point First Nation is hosting learning sessions at St. Patrick's Secondary School to talk about treaties, their use in history and today, as well as nation-to-nation relationships and everyone's responsibilities as treaty people.
Blindigaygizhig (Daniel Deleary), of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, is also hosting learning sessions at Ursuline College Chatham to increase understanding of treaties and treaty relationships and to think about perspectives and the rights and responsibilities we have as treaty people. There will also be two educator sessions, as well as classroom and land-based learning opportunities for elementary students throughout the week. Staff and students will learn from local community partners throughout the treaty-focused experiential learning opportunities in order to develop a better understanding and appreciation of treaties, histories and perspectives.
For more information, please visit Treaty Recognition or http://www.ontario.ca/treaties