The purpose of teaching treaty education is to ensure all students learn and understand the history of Canada and the people who first inhabited the land. Regardless of the students ancestral background the history of the First Nation, Metis, and Inuit peoples offers a unique perspective on life. We are all treaty people and the land we live on is treaty land. That makes all apart of treaty education.
In the reading Claire talks about her experience with teaching treaty education and mentions that it can be difficult to introducing into the classroom, but the best place to start is at the beginning. Also, when introducing treaty education it can be excellent opportunity for the teacher to connect with First Nation, Metis, and Inuit communities. For instance consulting an elder and even bringing community member into the classrooms to do ceremonies or storytelling.
One major thing a learnt this week was even if your unsure or not as confident in teaching a subject matter you still have to try. It is okay to make mistakes and learn from them, but by refusing to teach the material your deserving your self and your students. Treaty Education is part of the curriculum, and the history of Canada. I like to think it provides an opportunity to enrich the lives of your students. In regards to what they learn about the place we all live in.