ON school boards, PSE commemorate Treaties Recognition Week

November 4, 2020
Several school boards and postsecondary institutions in Ontario have shared the ways that they will commemorate the fifth annual Treaties Recognition Week. The Anishinabek Nation has announced that it will be making more educational materials available to teachers and students online. Lambton Kent District School Board will be joining school boards across Ontario in commemorating Treaties Recognition Week by promoting education and awareness about treaty rights and treaty relationships. LKDSB will be focused on increasing awareness and understanding of Wampum Belts. District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) has provided teachers resources and the Promises, Promises game to use within the classroom. DSB1 has also partnered with Northern College to cohost a presentation by Senator Murray Sinclair. The Northeastern Catholic District School Board has stated that their staff and students will learn about the history of treaties, contributions, and Indigenous people’s perspectives through classroom lessons, activities, and guest speakers. The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre will be providing schools throughout the Bruce and Grey Counties with video segments, virtual exploration activities, and other resources to learn about the treaties that govern the county. Sudbury Star (Anishinabek) | LKDSB | Timmons Today (DSB1, NCDSB) (ON)