Treaty Education In Schools Now Mandatory

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 13:39



There are now resources to teach treaty education to all students in the province.


Yesterday in Regina, the provincial government announced curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 6.


There is already treaty education for Grades 7 to 12.


The FSIN vice-chief responsible for education says implementing mandatory treaty education for all students in Saskatchewan is historic.


Vice-Chief Lyle Whitefish says children will have lots of questions as they learn about treaties, but says this is a step towards better understanding between First Nations and non-First Nations people.


The curriculum is updated regularly through things such as testimonials from elders.


Every school in Saskatchewan will receive a large binder suggesting how to teach the treaties.