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Learning That We Are All Treaty People

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This lesson is inspired from the Treaty Outcomes and Indicators for grade one.  The theme for grade one is “Learning That We Are All Treaty People.” The social media platform needed for this lesson is YouTube.

Outcome: Explore what is meant by We Are All Treaty People.

Indicator: Represent that all Saskatchewan people are treaty people from the time the treaties were signed, through to today, and into the future.

Show students the Horizon Treaty Education video on YouTube.  This video was student produced by Horizon School Division #205.  This video will show students that no matter who you are or how you look, as long as you live in Saskatchewan you are a treaty person.  Students living in Regina, Saskatchewan live on Treaty 4 territory.

This video has a similar message and is produced by Claire Kreuger and her grade 3 students in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

On name tags, put the message “I am a Treaty Person” on them and have students wear them in class.  Explain that if you live on land where treaties were signed it makes you a treaty person.

Take a class picture of students wearing their name tags and have students hold up a sign of the words “I am a Treaty Person.”  You can use this picture for a PWIM (Picture Word Inductive Model). These discussions can then be continued throughout PWIM activities.