WHAT IS TREATY EDUCATION?
Treaty Education creates opportunities for Nova Scotians to learn about the Mi'kmaq, their inherent Aboriginal and Treaty rights, and our shared history. It promotes an understanding of the Peace and Friendship Treaties as historical and living documents.
The work of Treaty Education is based on four basic questions:
- Who are the Mi'kmaq historically and today?
- What are the Treaties and why are they important?
- What happened to the Treaty relationship?
- What are we doing to reconcile our shared history to ensure justice and equity?
Treaty Education is being incorporated into the curriculum of public schools, part of enhanced learning and development for public servants, and available to Nova Scotians through public awareness initiatives.
Treaty Education can arrange workshops and presentations with Mi’kmaq speakers as part of an interactive learning experience for groups, employers and events.
Through building awareness and understanding, Nova Scotians can together create an environment where reconciliation can be fostered.