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Curriculum Development
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Curriculum Development

The Treaty 8 Centennial Curriculum began as a vision with a group of Treaty 8 Elders, leaders and educators, who wished to commemorate the signing of Treaty No. 8 on June 21, 1899.  The goal was to develop something of significance for the perpetuation for the heritage of their people.  It is appropriate that this effort has begun at the Social Studies elementary level, which is oriented towards people, history and culture.  These materials are developed in conjunction with Treaty 8 teachers and First Nation Directors of Education.  The materials were field tested in three schools within Treaty 8.

The curriculum is developed with:

- Elders who provide spiritual advice and guidance

- Teachers who note the needs of the classroom

- Treaty 8 Directors of Education and administration

- Leaders recommendations and input

This program could potentially serve as a prototype for other First Nations, Metis and Inuit groups who wish to adapt Social Studies curricula to reflect the perspectives of their own communities.