Your Voice Matters

Together, we are advancing our inherent and treaty rights to education. Your participation can create a brighter future for our children.

Question 1

What is important to you in implementing an Inherent and Treaty Rights-Based education model?

Question 2

What issues are affecting learning in your community?

Question 3

What are some things that can be done to improve the quality of education in your community?

Question 4

What are some methods we can use in our communities and schools to teach and preserve Indigenous languages?

Question 5

What would it look like if our children’s education was decolonized and best reflected our cultures?

Question 6

If you have significant funds to spend over 1 year on your community’s school, and it is up to you alone to decide what to spend it on, what would you spend it on?

Question 7

If you have significant funds to spend over 10 years on your community’s school, and it is up to you alone to decide what to spend it on, what would you spend it on?

Learning From Our Elders

“We cannot tell our youth how to live. But we can teach them. We can share our experiences. If we show them a better way – maybe they will choose it.”
– Francis Bird, Cote First Nation

Engaging With Our Youth

Every reserve should have a school so people know where they come from, their inherent rights and their language.

In the system we have now, mental health is not being addressed. Depression, anxiety, stress and trauma are not being addressed because of funding. My generation are dealing with addictions issues to try to make the pain go away. I want more opportunities on reserves for students because opportunities help people make choices and not fall into bad habits.

My name is Tashina and I am a Nation Builder.

– Tashina Worm, Kawacatoose First Nation

“It takes a lot for us to get our stories out. Silent ones want to be heard, and hurt ones want to be healed.

We don’t know what lies ahead. Obstacles will get in front of us. Everyone has a dark background story to tell. They keep it to themselves.

Many people have gifts, but they don’t fully know how to use them. There’s still hope for everyone.

Everyday, us as Nation Builders, go through obstacles that stand in our way. Some of us feel lonely, lost and confused.

Most people are living in the past and not in the future. Everybody makes mistakes. Once you connect all those mistakes it’ll turn into a great life lesson.

My name is Tomas and I am a Nation Builder.”

– Tomas, White Bear First Nations

Upcoming Events

Treaty Education Alliance offers exciting in-person engagement sessions. These events are designed to the specific needs of the community, including ceremonies, prayer, feast, sweat, Elder participation, and more.

White Bear First Nations
December 8, 2021

Kawacatoose First Nation
TBD

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