Community Engagement & Cultural Advocacy
Each of the nations supported by Treaty Education Alliance has its own story; the land and its people have many unique gifts to offer. TEA recognizes the individual Nations’ strengths and works to engage communities in all they do. Through community meetings, invitations to participate in planning and goal setting events, and our CLAN program we seek way to actively involve communities in education. Our goal is “Treaty Nation Builders”, is further defined by each Nation. Helping each student to understand who they are and where they come from is an important part of this process.
Cultural Advocacy – defining treaty education for each nation. Helping to implement the local knowledge, culture and ways of knowing into the classroom in meaningful, engaging ways.
- The Hummingbird
- TEA approach to “indigenization”, create local relevance, prioritize community knowledge keepers, reframe/adapt provincial curriculum outcomes to better reflect local needs and priorities
- Where there are gaps in learning outcomes, create new ones that support all children and youth in knowing “Who they are, and where they come from”