Use StoryMap to learn about Treaties

StoryMap by Canadian Geographic Education is designed as a resource for teachers to introduce and to understand treaties and agreements between Indigenous Peoples, the Crown, the federal government, as well as provinces and territories. The journey starts in what is now called upstate New York, then moves to the eastern coast of Canada before going west, and final north. Topics covered include Pre-Confederation Treaties, Numbered Treaties, Métis scrip, and Inuit land claims.

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Re:Location

Canadian Geographic and its publisher the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, created an interactive website, re: Location,  as part of a larger initiative dedicated to highlighting community relocations n Canada. Learn about communities (historic and modern) that have been forced to relocate.

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Indigenous Leaders: Autumn Peltier

Autumn Peltier, from Wikwemikong First Nation, is advocating for the preservation of water for First Nations people in Canada. She has spoken about the realities of water pollution before prime minister Justin Trudeau and the United Nations General Assembly. Follow her on Instagram.

A new display at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa highlights the work of water rights activist Autumn Peltier. Learn more here 

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Learn about The Survivors’ Flag

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation saw the creation of the The Survivors’ Flag as an expression of remembrance, meant to honour residential school Survivors and all the lives and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada. Each element depicted on the flag was carefully selected by Survivors from across Canada, who were consulted in the flag’s creation.

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