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Treaty Education

Treaty Education involves a holistic approach to Mi'gmaq Education. Not only do we learn about our Treaties and our Treaty relationship, but it incorporates our ancestors, language, ceremonies, land-based learning, student-led inquiry projects, history, and more. 

This program is designed to help each of our students understand who they are and where they come from and provides them with the tools and teachings necessary to succeed in today's evolving world.

Treaty Education involves a holistic approach to Mi'gmaq Education. Not only do we learn about our Treaties and our Treaty relationship, but it incorporates our ancestors, language, ceremonies, land-based learning, student-led inquiry projects, history, and so much more. It is about decolonizing the learning journey and deconstructing and reconstructing the changes that need to be made in our education system. Our culture and knowledge are so rich and beautiful, and through the process of Etuaptmumg - Two-Eyed Seeing - we can continue to grow our Mi'gmaq teachings and understandings.

We believe we must teach our students about our Mi'gmaq Ways of Being and Knowing. To incorporate the four aspects of humaneness: the mind, heart, spirit, and body, with the understanding that young people are gifts to Humanity, sacred beings that are to be honoured and treated with love, respect, and dignity. As Mi'gmaq, we recognize that we are all connected and intertwined by the supportive strands of relationship - with one another and with the Earth - and we should always emphasize the well-being of the collective. (Mi'gmaq Ways of Being and Knowing - Elder Jane Meader).

Throughout our educational history, whose stories have been shared and valued?

Our students must see themselves reflected at school through meaningful resources, student-centred lessons, and the curriculum. Our students need to gain a deep sense of pride, where their strengths and individual gifts are acknowledged and cultivated to reach their full potential. Our program works towards these goals.

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Jacob Gale

Treaty Education Coordinator

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