Treaty Promises and Provisions
Lessons from Mother Earth
Tess visits her grandmother many times without really being aware of the garden. However, on this particular day, they step outside the door and Tess learns that all of nature can be a garden. She learns if you take care of the plants that grow and you learn about them -- understanding when they flower, when they give fruit, and when to leave them alone -- you will always find something to nourish you. Lessons from Mother Earth gently shares the First Nations' tradition of taking care of Mother Earth.
Lessons of Our Land: Mother Earth
Being part of a global world with many diverse cultures, it is important that children have a strong identity with their own culture. It is important that Native American children learn and exhibit Native American values in all aspects of life, contribute to the well-being of their tribal people and communities, and honor and uphold Native American beliefs and morals.
Official Symbols of Canada
The beaver was given official status as an emblem of Canada when "An Act to provide for the recognition of the Beaver (Castor canadensis) as a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada" received royal assent on March 24, 1975. However, the beaver was a part of the Canadian identity long before Parliament passed the National Symbol of Canada Act.
Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/official-symbols-canada.html
Symbolism in Treaty Making
SYMBOLISM in TREATY-MAKING The Meaning of the Pipestem The term pipestem comes from PIPE meaning fate and STEM meaning honesty. The smoking of the pipe signifies two important conditions for the participants. 1. they are pledging a solemn covenant or are in agreement. 2. they must then speak the ultimate truth.
Symbols of Canada
Learn about the arms, flags and other national, provincial and territorial symbols that are unique to each region of Canada and tell the story of our country and its people.
Symbols of Treaty - Grade 2