Teaching Treaties Webinar Available to view! (FREE!)

Last month, Alan Ojiig Corbiere, Bne doodem (Ruffed Grouse Clan) joined us to speak about Pre-Confederation Treaties in Ontario associated with the Anishnaabe.  The video is now available for you and your students to view for free! I hope you find it as eye opening as I did. 

Alan has extensive knowledge of these treaties, and he shared information which goes beyond any school-aged resource that I have encountered so far. He emphasized the importance of teaching the perspectives of both Nations involved in any particular treaty and spoke about Anishnaabe ways of remembering, recording, decoding, and reciting treaties. He also covered a number of different agreements including the Dish with One Spoon. I hope this recording will be helpful to you and possibly your students as you deepen your knowledge about treaties.

Looking for more information on teaching about Treaties?
See my past posts:
How do I teach about treaties?
Under One Sun - Teaching Treaties in Kindergarten
Kayak Magazine's "We Are All Treaty People" Issue

Upcoming Webinars
Coming in January and February, Dr. Restoule and I are planning two new webinars:

- Integrating Indigenous ways of knowing into Mathematics Teaching
- Focusing on Indigenous Art in the Classroom

Stay tuned for the announcement about dates and times! 

Two Short Documentaries

Two CBC documentaries caught my eye this month.

Karihwanoron: Precious Things (14:22).

This short film focuses on the Mohawk immersion program Karihwanoron located in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec. If you are interested in discussing language preservation with your students, or want to highlight contemporary images of resistance and resilience, this is a great place to start.

Young students might find the first few minutes which focus on the daily experience of Yagorihwanirats, a young Mohawk child, relatable.  

Headdress (5:45) by JJ Neepin (Fox Lake Cree Nation) reflects on the importance of the headdress to her ancestors and her identity. Also check out JJ's article Why I made the 'Headdress' for additional commentary and context. 

If you are teaching about the appropriation of the headdress in contemporary population culture, this documentary could serve as a short but powerful perspective.