1. What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples?
The purpose of teaching this topic to students is to give value to the First Nations people’s history to remind our students that we share this land with a culture that has been hear before many of our own cultures. We study this because in order to not make the same mistakes in the future we need to hear the stories of what happened in the past. Many students and adults don’t understand the turmoil that the indigenous people went through and the domino effect they are still facing. White privledge is a topic that should be addressed at the school to the past student of mikes and many school where there isn’t a abundance of indigineous people that doesn’t mean there is no importance behind the lesson. Because we are all treaty people we all need to know our history and our place in it. This is the land we stand on and our duty as Canadians is to at most know what the indegenous people had to go through when we took not only there land but tried to diminish them as a culture! We will continue to do this until we understand the turmoil we brought since we still continue to be racist and still assimilate. As teachers we will all make mistakes teaching about a culture that’s not ours but we need to attempt to learn and teach it to our students.
2. What does it mean for your understanding of curriculum that “We are all treaty people”?