A Treaty is a Promise

Spring Field Trip

1846 Fort

Grades 4 & Up

This program offers learners an Indigenous perspective on treaties in Canada and a chance to explore what “We Are All Treaty People” means to them. From their encounters with text, photographs, music, and language, learners will gain a deeper appreciation for what Treaty means for all who live in Treaty Territory.

*Please note, topics of residential schools and their continued impact will be discussed in this program. 

 

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Curriculum Links

7.1

  • 7.1.4 assess, critically, the economic competition related to the control of the North American fur trade by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: 
  • How did the First Nations, French, British and Métis peoples interact with each other as participants in the fur trade? (TCC, ER, LPP)
  • How did the fur trade contribute to the foundations of the economy in North America? (ER, LPP, TCC) 

7.1

  • 7.2.5 evaluate the impact of Confederation and of subsequent immigration on Canada from 1867 to the First World War by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: 
  • What were the underlying reasons for the negotiation of the numbered treaties? (C, I, LPP, TCC) 

 

Resources

Walking Together - Education for Reconciliation 

The Alberta Teachers’ Association 

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