This is Treaty Recognition Week and Len Gardner - Indigenous Education Lead with the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board - joined us to share the purpose of the week.
"Back in 2016, the province of Ontario passed legislation that declared the first week of November as Treaty Recognition Week and it was part of the Truth and Reconciliation's calls to action, which started in 2008, which basically was a response to document the history and lasting impact of residential schools on survivors and their families and the generational trauma that came with it," he said.
"At the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, we're dedicated to participate in this week to help educate our students and share the significance of the Treaties and the Treaty land that we belong to."
Schools across the board are participating in virtual sessions, sharing the details of the First Nation treaties - specifically #5, #3 and #9. Several Schools are also bringing in representatives from the Treaty areas to share Indigenous points of view and the impact of the local treaties they belong to.
Len Gardner will join us on the Wednesday Q Morning Show.