The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) commemorates Treaties Recognition Week on Nov. 4-8, joining school boards across the province in promoting education and awareness about treaty rights and treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Ontario.
This year, the LKDSB will be focused on increasing awareness and understanding of Wampum Belts and their importance to understanding treaties and treaty relationships in Canada. Wampum Belts are used to communicate agreements and shared understandings.
In order to support educators with integrating treaty awareness in their classroom curriculum, the LKDSB Indigenous Education Team has created a four-day lesson outline to be used during Treaties Recognition Week.
“Treaties Recognition Week is an opportunity for students and staff to learn more about treaties and their importance to all residents of Ontario,” said director John Howitt in a media release. “As per our commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action as they relate to education, we hope to increase student and staff awareness of Wampum Belts and treaty relationships, which will extend to increasing awareness and understanding of treaties in the broader public.”
The LKDSB recognizes the traditional land of Aamjiwnaang First Nation; Eelŭnaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware Nation), Kettle & Stony Point First Nation; and Walpole Island (Bkejwanong) First Nation.
For more information about LKDSB’s Indigenous Education, visit: https://www.lkdsb.net/Board/ind-edu/Pages/default.aspx#/=