Province Wants Kids To Learn About Aboriginal Treaties In The Classroom


Idle No More protesters cross the Angus L. Macdonald bridge in Halifax on Jan. 28, 2013. Photo: Adam Vaughan/CP Idle No More protesters cross the Angus L. Macdonald bridge in Halifax on Jan. 28, 2013. Photo: Adam Vaughan/CP

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Ontario’s aboriginal affairs minister will be in North Bay Thursday to help launch a program aimed at educating the province’s school kids about First Nations treaties.

David Zimmer will make the announcement with Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee in North Bay.

“We have to really make an effort, particularly on the non-aboriginal side to understand what treaties mean, what’s in them, and what obligations arise from those treaties,” he said.

According to the Anishinabek Nation, treaty education kits will be made available for teachers to use in the classroom.

David Zimmer Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Zimmer (Twitter)

The author of the teacher’s guide is Kelly Crawford, a member of the M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island and a professor at Laurentian University.

While in the region, Minister Zimmer will speak to the Federation of Northern…

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