Treaty Education Outcomes and Indicators from Saskatchewan Ministry of Education
KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE FOUR
TREATY EDUCATION – KEY QUESTIONS
|Grade Level||Kindergarten||Grade One||Grade Two||Grade Three||Grade Four|
|Treaty Education Focus||Getting to Know My Community||Learning That We Are All Treaty People||Creating a Strong Foundation Through Treaties||Exploring Challenges and Opportunities in Treaty Making||Understanding How Treaty Promises Have Not Been Kept|
|Treaty Relationships||How is the diversity of First Nations in Saskatchewan reflected in your classroom/
|How does sharing contribute to treaty relationships?||How are treaties the basis of harmonious relationships in which land and resources are shared?||How have the lifestyles of First Nations people changed prior to and after the signing of treaties?||How are relationships affected when treaty promises are kept or broken?
|Spirit and Intent||How do the Circle of Life teachings connect us to nature and one another?
|How do thoughts influence actions?||How important is honesty when examining one’s intentions?||How were the historical worldviews of the British Crown and the First Nations different regarding land ownership?||Why did First Nations’ leaders believe there was a benefit to both European education and traditional ways of learning?|
|Historical Context||How do stories, traditions, and ceremonies connect people to the land?
|How do nature and the land meet the needs of people?||How were traditional forms of leadership practiced in First Nations’ communities prior to European contact?||How do First Nations and Saskatchewan people benefit from Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10?||How did First Nations people envision treaty as a means to ensure their livelihood and maintain their languages, cultures, and way of life?|
|Treaty Promises and Provisions||Why is it important to understand the meaning and significance of keeping promises?
|What is meant by We Are All Treaty People?||Why are the symbols used by the Nêhiyawak, Nahkawé, Nakota and Denesûliné First Nations and the British Crown important in Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10?||How did the use of different languages in treaty making present challenges and how does that continue to impact people today?||What objectives did the First Nations and the British Crown representatives have when negotiating treaty?|
You can find all of the grade’s key questions in Treaty education here.