Nova Scotia has several historic treaties with the Mi'kmaq dating back to the 1720s. The significance of the treaties is not only the words contained in the documents, but in the conversations and ceremonies that accompanied the negotiations, establishing meaningful relationships.
Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 2015, the Mi’kmaq and provincial government are working together to develop specific Treaty Education programs and services.
Workshops have been held with Mi’kmaw elders and other knowledge holders to inform the work for Treaty Education.
In 2015, Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education committed to incorporate Treaty Education into the school curriculum at all grade levels.
Treaty Education creates an opportunity for every Nova Scotian to learn about our shared history.