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Treaties Recognition Week

posted Nov 6, 2018, 6:57 AM by Gary Levante ‎[Staff]‎   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 6:58 AM ]

Treaties Recognition Week 2018 runs from November 4 - 10th. It is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness about treaties and the treaty relationship. All students, staff, and community, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, benefit from learning about the histories, cultures, contributions, and perspectives First Nations, Métis, Inuit.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission states that, “Too many Canadians still do not know the history of Aboriginal peoples’ contributions to Canada, or understand that by virtue of the historical and modern Treaties negotiated by our government, we are all Treaty people. History plays an important role in reconciliation; to build for the future, Canadians must look to, and learn from, the past.”

Let’s all take this opportunity to learn more about treaties together. It is important for everyone to understand the significance of treaties, that they are applicable today and that they ensure the rights of many First Nations people.

As part of honouring
Treaties Recognition Week in Halton DSB,  all schools are displaying the flag of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.