Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba says it’s important to educate Canadians about treaties made with Indigenous communities. She says they are working towards ensuring that schools start teaching students about treaties. She explained treaty education has been the biggest body of work for the most part because there’s not a lot of treaty knowledge out by the general public so they’ve worked in that area through a Treaty Education Initiative and it was to take treaties to the classroom so kindergarten to grade 12 and they’ve developed over the past number of years the curriculum support resource material for teachers to teach in their classrooms.
Ross hopes treaty education will become mandatory in Manitoba schools. You can learn more about the commission at www.TRCM.ca.