A new interactive online elementary treaty education resource is now available thanks to the Anishinabek Nation. “Ezhi-nawending: How we are Related” is a resource that builds on the existing “We are all Treaty People” elementary teacher’s kit.
Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe says it’s important to offer content and activities to tell their history, in a fun way, to engage and help young students and learners understand the importance of treaties and the treaty relationship.
The new online resource is available at anishinabek.ca and includes animation and videos as well as interactive games, a virtual escape room, mapping, and trivia games.
Kelly Crawford, Treaty Educator author of the “We are all Treaty People” teacher’s guide, says there has been a fear about getting the information wrong in the past and this will help both students and educators.
“I’ll give you an example, if they’re in the classroom and they’re talking about treaties, and a student asks how many treaties there are in Ontario, we want to be able to support our educators to have the knowledge to be able to answer that question,” she says.
“This resource is a good way to bring those voices of our knowledge keepers and our elders into the classroom,” Crawford adds.
The resource is now live on their website: http://www.anishinabek.ca/education-resources/.
PHOTO: The Anishinabek Nation has released another education resource for elementary school teacher’s building on the existing We are all Treaty People kit. The new online resource uses animation, video, interactive games and more. Photo provided by Anishinabek Nation.