Learn more about the Treaty Partners for UGDSB schools and sites
November 3, 2021
The Upper Grand District School Board’s website was updated earlier this year with maps and links to the board’s Treaty Partner websites. Take the opportunity to visit these websites to learn more about the board’s Treaty Partners.
The board webpage also includes a map of Treaty Partners for UGDSB schools, so schools are aware of where their school or worksite is located and who their Treaty Partner is.
It is important to note that one of the greatest ways that Indigenous peoples were dispossessed of their lands is by maps drawn by colonizers. Please keep in mind when using maps created by the province or country, that these maps and the treaties referenced therein may not necessarily be ones accepted by Indigenous communities. Relationships with local community partners is key for accurate information.
This week is Treaties Recognition Week – beyond recognition, an important aspect of this week is treaty awareness and learning done in our schools and school communities.
As one of the activities planned for this week, UGDSB students in grades 7-8 and 9-12 had the opportunity to hear from one of the Treaty Partners for the school board, Nancy Rowe, a Mississauga of New Credit, who spoke about many things including the Anishinaabek Nation, the land, treaties, laws and inherent rights.