New technology is helping bring treaty education alive for some students in the Treaty 4 area.
The University of Regina is teaming up with the public school system to learn more about how digital devices like ipads can help improve the learning experience for kids taking treaty education.
Dr. Ken Montgomery explains he and his team give kids the devices so they can record interviews with each other about what it means to be a treaty person:
“And so effectively what the students are doing is tracing their learning process throughout the course of the year with us and learning about stories. We have Joseph Naytowhow, Treaty 6 knowledge-keeper who comes in to tell treaty-related stories and the students learn about these stories, learn about treaty-education, the significance of them and the on-going significance of these treaties.”
He adds the goal of the two-year program is to learn how to foster better teaching of the treaties throughout the education system.