Treaty 2 Territory – Boozhoo! Life Long Learning has encountered a valuable new learning resource: Whose Land?
It was a shared vision that came to life by BOLD Realities, TakingITGlobal, and Canadian Roots Exchange, who identified the need to create a platform to increase knowledge and awareness of Indigenous territories, communities and Treaties and to help create dialogue around Indigenous territory recognition and acknowledgement. Anishinaabe educator, Christine M’Lot, was also part of this important project. To accompany the learning resource, Whose Land, M’Lot developed a workplace PD workshop along with lessons plans that are broken down into three grades levels: K-5, 6-9, and 10-12.
The learning resource has an interactive map to explore and acknowledge territories across Turtle Island. The creators of the resource emphasize that the resource is fluid meaning it is a first step to important learning and unlearning but it will evolve and grow with time. Whose Land also offers valuable maps and information in which lifelong learners can deepen their understanding of the following:
- Territories by city
- Territories by land
- Treaties and Agreements
- Indigenous communities
- Residential Schools
It provides videos on how to respectfully offer land acknowledgements but most importantly the resource also shares how we can go beyond words and performative reconciliation by taking action. It is an excellent resource for all learners. FNT2T Life Long Learning is grateful to all of those who do good meaningful (and reliable) research and work in Indigenous education so that future generations have access to truth and knowledge. Here is a link to Whose Land: https://www.whose.land/en/.
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Image source: Whose Land? (main page)