1.A.310 Treaty Acknowledgement

 

 

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Administrative Procedure: Treaty Acknowledgement

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATE:

September 2019

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE:

1.A.310

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Guiding Principles














The treaty acknowledgement procedure was written by the BLSD Relationships, Relevant Learning and Engagement priority committee; the treaty acknowledgement wording was written by the committee in partnership with the Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation chief and council.

Border Land School Division recognizes the historical significance and contributions of Indigenous peoples and their cultures and understands the important role that the Indigenous community plays today and in the future.  The division also understands the importance of honoring the broader Canadian and International context:

United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

National Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Procedures:

  • Administrators and school staff will read the Public Treaty Acknowledgement statement at significant school and/or community special events, celebrations and gatherings including but not limited to, awards ceremonies, concerts, graduation, and tournaments.

     

  • Division staff will read the Treaty Acknowledgement statement at all board meetings, divisional professional development days, and the divisional staff awards and recognition banquet.

     

  • The acknowledgement should be made at any appropriate time during the opening remarks.

     

  • A formal treaty acknowledgment will be placed in Border Land School Division buildings.

 

Treaty Acknowledgement Statements:

Public

We acknowledge that the communities and schools located within Border Land School Division sit on Treaty 1 and Treaty 3 land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and on the homeland of the Metis nation.

Border Land School Division Staff Events

We acknowledge that the communities and schools located within Border Land School Division sit on Treaty 1 and Treaty 3 land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and on the homeland of the Metis nation.

Border Land School Division respects the treaties that were made on these treaty areas and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with our Indigenous communities in a spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration. We are all treaty people.