The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) observes Treaties Recognition Week from November 5-11, promoting education and awareness of treaty rights and relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Treaties Recognition Week is an annual event which honours the history and importance of treaties. With the support of the LKDSB Indigenous Education Team, staff and students engage in curriculum activities throughout the school year around the importance of treaties and our obligations to acknowledge the original promises of the land.
“The LKDSB has an incredibly passionate team that is committed to working with Indigenous communities throughout the entire school year," said Director John Howitt. “Through their collaborative efforts, we are able to provide educational opportunities that honour the cultures of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people to our students, not just during this important week, not just during Indigenous Education Month each November, but all year long. We are so grateful for these relationships that provide ongoing opportunities, as there is so very much to learn as we take steps towards truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples."
The month of November hosts a number of opportunities to learn and celebrate of Indigenous peoples, included International Inuit Day on November 7th, Indigenous Veterans Day on November 8th, Rock Your Mocs November 12th-18th, and Louis Riel Day on November 16th.
The LKDSB recognizes the traditional land of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Eelŭnaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware Nation), Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, and Walpole Island First Nation – Bkejwanong Territory. We acknowledge that the Chippewa, Odawa, Potawatomi known as the Anishinaabeg and the Delaware known as Lunaapeew inhabited these lands at the time of the written treaties, these being Treaty #2, Treaty #7 and Treaty #29. The LKDSB appreciates the support and partnership of First Nations to collectively promote education and mutual understanding of Indigenous rights and perspectives.
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