By Rosalind Russell – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe encourages everyone to take the time during the 8th annual Treaties Recognition Week to learn about treaties.
Niganobe says foundational knowledge of Treaties is an essential educational requirement for all people living in Ontario.
He adds the organization is also marking the official launch of the wampum belt puzzles, a new interactive learning tool available for purchase in three different sizes for various ages.
Niganobe says the puzzle comes with an informational piece that introduces what a treaty is, as well as links to videos that explore treaties more in-depth with a financial donation of Education Without Borders.
He adds the new resource and others can be ordered online.
Treaties Recognition Week honours the importance of treaties and helps Ontarians learn more about treaty rights, relationships, and responsibilities. The education and awareness of treaties made with First Nations will help Canadian citizens understand their own obligations as subjects of treaty conditions in this country.
The wampum belt puzzles, along with other treaty-related learning resources, can be purchased through the order form or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Anishinabek Nation has produced another educational tool for schools to teach children and the general public about treaties. The release of the Wampum Belt Puzzle is part of marking the 8th Annual Treaties Recognition Week now underway. Photo provided by Anishinabek Nation.