Treaties and the Treaty Relationship Webinar Series
Canada's History Society is delighted to announce that we have collaborated with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba to create and host the Treaties and the Treaty Relationship webinar series.
This webinar series shares information and promotes conversation about the historical and contemporary issues that relate to treaties. These presentations explore both the Canadian and First Nations perspectives of treaties.
Through the Treaties and the Treaty Relationship webinar series we are able bring the TRCM's Treaty Education Initiative into your homes and your classrooms. With your participation, we can increase the knowledge and understanding of the treaties and the treaty relationship among all Canadians.
The Treaties and the Treaty Relationship webinar series will run from October 2016 to the end of March 2017.
Register now and you will receive news about the series, reminders leading up to each webinar, and after each webinar, a link to the video recording.
REGISTER FOR THE SERIES
Treaty Making and the Significance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763
by Cynthia Bird
October 26 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time
This webinar will provide an introduction to treaty-making between First Nations peoples and the Crown (Canada) and discuss the significance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 to this process. This presentation will provide a foundation for future webinars in the Treaties and the Treaty Relationship webinar series.
About the presenter:
Cynthia Bird is a Cree educator from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba and Treaty 1 Territory. Mrs. Bird has thirty-four years of work experience in community education, research involving urban Aboriginal homelessness, Indigenous curriculum development, and group facilitation processes. Her education journey has included traditional and non-traditional settings, working with Elders, various education institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and First Nation communities and organizations in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. Mrs. Bird began her work with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba in 2009 as the lead and principal writer for the Treaty Education Initiative K-12 (TEI). In recognition of her accomplishments and contributions to treaty education, she received the Aboriginal Circle of Educators Research and Curriculum Development Award in 2011 and the Treaty Advocacy Award from the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba in 2014. Currently, she is advisor to the TEI, and lives in Treaty 7 territory in Calgary, where she works as an independent consultant.
Teaching Treaties with the Treaty Education Initiative
by Connie Wyatt Anderson
November 9 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time
This webinar will provide an overview of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba's kindergarten to grade 12 education mandate, the Treaty Education Initiative (TEI). It will focus on how the initiative is meant to support teachers in incorporating treaty essential learnings into their programs and provide context on how the TEI supports ongoing national education movements to indigenize curricula.
About the presenter:
Connie has taught high school history and geography on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation for over twenty years. She has been involved in the creation of student learning materials and curricula at the provincial, national, and international level, and has contributed to a number of textbooks, teacher support guides and school publications. She co-wrote the learning materials for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba's Treaty Education Initiative. She is a Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the chair of its education wing; she is chair of the Geographical Names Board of Canada; and is a 2014 recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.
To watch past webinars go to Canada's History YouTube Channel.
If you are interested in supporting Canada's History's educational programs please contact:
Louise Humeniuk, Major Gift Associate
T 204-988-9300 ext 210