Reading Response 7

1. What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples?

Personally, Treaty Education should be taught where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples because it is very likely that they will need that information if they work in Canada. I had very little experience with Treaty Education until this class, which is kind of embarrassing to me because I had very little input on the matter. I am assuming that at least some of my students will be of First Nation descent. I must know how to treat them, how they act, and what and what I cannot say. Since it is the main culture in Canada, I feel like myself, my colleagues, and my future students must be knowledgeable on the matter. Everyone knows how to be respectful to other races, why should they not be respectful to Canadian culture?

2. What does it mean for your understanding of the curriculum that “We are all treaty people”?

This statement means that everyone is part of a treaty. We live Treaty 4 land so, therefore, we are treaty people. This statement also means that we are all Canadian because treaties are all across our land. So, in conclusion, I would say if you are a Canadian, you are all Treaty people.

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