The HCDSB Learning Resource Centre is situated within the lands of Treaty #3 ¾, which was entered into agreement on October 24, 1795.
We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for being stewards of this traditional territory.
Since 2016, Ontario has designated the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week, to honour and educate on the importance and meaning of treaties. Treaties are “legally binding agreements that set out the rights, responsibilities and relationships of First Nations and the federal and provincial governments.” To learn more about the treaties and agreements covered in Ontario, find teaching and learning resources, or sign up for the “We are all Treaty People” virtual living library event on November 6th, visit www.ontario.ca/page/treaties.
There are many teaching and learning resources that can be found on the Library Services website under Staff Resources > Indigenous Education Resources. One resource subscribed to by HCDSB Library Services is FNMIEAO (First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario), which contains a wealth of information and resources, including those specific to Treaties Recognition Week. You can also check out the kit “We are all…treaty people LEGO® Wampum belt kit” from your school library or the LRC. This kit contains many visual displays, including posters, maps and a LEGO wampum belt, along with a teacher’s guide and copy of the book “We are all…treaty people” by Maurice Switzer.”
For additional information on accessing FNMIEAO or any of our digital or physical resources, contact your school library professional, or email us at LRC@hcdsb.org.