TREATY 8 FIRST NATION OF ALBERTA EDUCATION

Treaty 8 Centennial Curriculum Development

On June 21, 1899 Treaty No. 8 was signed at Willow Point near Lesser Slave Lake. The signing of Treaty No. 8 has been a significant event for Treaty 8 First Nations. June 21, 1999 marked the first hundred years of the signing of Treaty No. 8. To commemorate this signing the Chiefs of the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta launched an educational curriculum development project.

The Treaty 8 Centennial Curriculum Development Project started with the development and completion of a Grade 1 Social Studies unit. A Grade 2 Social Studies unit is also now complete and the Committee is presently working on a Grade 3 Social Studies unit. The Grade 1 and 2 social studies are now in all Treaty 8 band operated schools and are also available, for sale, at the Treaty 8 Edmonton office.

The Treaty 8 Centennial Curriculum Development committee consists of:

Chief Billy Joe Laboucan – Lubicon Lake First Nation

Pauline Giroux – Driftpile Cree Nation

Gladys Cardinal – Bigstone Cree Nation

Janette Flett-Jones – Athabasca Tribal Council

Helen Metchooyeah – Dene Tha’

Kathleen Laboucan – Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council

Pauline Ominayak – Driftpile Cree Nation

Bill Sewepagaham – North Peace Tribal Council

Emily Sewepagaham – North Peace Tribal Council

Esther Giroux – Swan River First Nation

Isla Henriette – North Peace Tribal Council






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3rd annual Treaty 8 Writing Contest – Results

April 4, 2016April 4, 2016
Dear Principals,
I am very happy to report that the 3rd annual Treaty 8 Writing Contest was very successful with over 110 student entries and 6 schools participating. Every student entry will receive a certificate of participation.  Each Division Winner will receive a $100.00 gift card and the runner ups will receive a $50.00 gift card. I am pleased to announce the winners and runner ups for each division.
Division One:
  • Winner- Deshaye Coleman from Driftpile School with his report on Polar Bears
  • Runner Up- Latisha Alook from Chief Tallcree with her report on Eagles
  • Runner Up- Denzel Chalifoux from Driftple School with his report on Eagles
  • Division Two:
  • Winner- Kiana Auger from Clarence Jaycox School with her report on Elephants Runner Up- Shenoa Auger from Clarence Jaycox School with her report on Octopus
  •   Division Three:
  • Winner – Lesleigh Madison Noskey from Clarence Jaycox School with her report on Lacrosse
  • Runner Up- Kayla Alook from Jean Baptise Sewepagaham School with her report on Fingerpull
  • Division Four:
  • Winner- Naokan Adams from Jean Baptise Sewepagaham School with her report on Rebellion.
  •   Writing begins in Kindergarten and to encourage these students to get writing the two kindergarten classes that participated in the writing contest will each receive a class award of a $50.00 gift card. The two K5 classes are from Driftpile School and Fox Lake Elementary School.
    Thank you to all of the schools, teachers and students who were encouraged to write.
    Christina Jervah-
    Literacy and Numeracy Specialist for Treaty 8 First Nations  of Alberta

    SWAN RIVER FN HOLDS A CULTURAL CAMP TO RAISE AWARENESS

    December 16, 2015December 16, 2015
    Date: August 25, 2015 Another First Nation within Treaty No. 8 is holding a cultural camp to raise awareness on a "broken First Nation consultation policy". Swan River First Nation, along with Driftpile Cree Nation, is the second community in recent months to set up a cultural camp to highlight the unabated development activity happening on their traditional territory... Read the full Press Release here

    TREATY 8 CHIEFS OPTIMISTIC AFTER MEETING WITH PREMIER

    December 16, 2015
    Date: October 21, 2015 Yesterday, the Treaty 8 Chiefs met with Premier Notley at a meeting between the provincial government and the Chiefs of Treaty No. 8.  This meeting was composed of the Premier, Ministers, and the Chiefs from across northern Alberta.  The Chiefs have expressed their cautious optimism after the meeting... Read the full Press Release here