Treaty 2 Territory – Boozhoo! Good Day! We hope that everyone is well. FNT2T Life Long Learning is happy to announce that the Treaty 2 History (K-12) Learning Kits drafts are complete. They are currently now in graphic design mode, which takes time as well. The booklets became our focus this last year given the onset of Covid-19 limiting and halting the ability to travel and visit communities because it was and is important to keep everyone safe.
For the drafted Treaty 2 Kit, there are currently 13 booklets ranging from 50 to 70 pages. Each booklet follows a templated outline that offers Terms to Know, Prior Learning (for both educators and students), and lists of reliable learning resources. There are 20-25 lessons per booklet depending on the level, but they were developed in a way that is mindful of identity so the first set of lessons focus on identity and community. From there, lessons move into First Nations’ history, treaties, and finally, Treaty 2 history. However, many of the booklets also offer supplemental lessons on Indigenous role models, Indigenous Veterans, and residential schools.
In the development and writing process of the booklets, the Manitoba Education Social Studies K-12 curriculum was also researched and reviewed in consideration of learning outcomes. Lessons were drafted from a First Nations’ perspective on the history and policy that led to the treaties while at the same time covering topics that meet provincial learning outcomes. Each booklet emphasizes that our ancestors have been here since time immemorial with their own stories and systems.
The kits will grow and evolve. As First Nations and Indigenous peoples continue to do the work of decolonization more ideas and changes will transpire as time passes. They will be living and breathing documents. And they will belong to the Local Nations of FNT2T.
For more information, contact FNT2T Main office in Dauphin. Miigwetch. Renew and revitalize.
Submitted By: Donna Beyer, Life Long Learning Keeper
Last modified: April 20, 2021