Brock Hevenor – Treaty Education and implementing Authentic Indigenous content into our classrooms.

For this PD opportunity, I traveled to the University of Regina to attend the UR STARS (University of Regina Student/Teacher Anti-Racism Society) TreatyEdCamp. This year, the event featured a dozen different PD Opportunities, focusing on new resources such as Shattering the Silence, an ebook on Residential Schools released by the UofR. The keynote address from Charlene Bearhead, the Ed Lead for the MMIWG Inquiry and former Ed Lead with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, provided an excellent perspective to examine my own level of understanding in Treaty Education. I came away with a great suite of resources and connections to further improve the quality of Treaty Education in my school for both my colleagues and myself. I highly recommend this event for anyone interested in educating students on the issues facing Indigenous Peoples, and the interactions between these groups and Canada.