Pre-Recorded/Online Activities

Pre-Recorded Session Descriptions

Treaty 4 Virtual Escape Room

Facilitator(s): File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council
Length: Flexible
Description:
This activity is a virtual escape room in which students must crack the locks to help ensure the Treaty 4 Gathering will continue “as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the river flows.” You will need to click on the interactive image to be taken to the clue pages. Not all the links will take you to a clue page. Find the answers to the clues and then type the answers into the Google Form. Crack all the locks to help save the Treaty 4 Gathering!
Target Audience: Middle years students, High school students
Link to website:
Treaty 4 Virtual Escape Room

Minecraft Build Challenge – Treaty Map of SK and Treaty Symbol

Facilitator(s): Raquel Oberkirsch & Curtis Bourassa
Length: Flexible
Description:
Join Curtis and Raquel as they challenge students to build a Treaty Map of Saskatchewan and one Treaty symbol in Minecraft Education Edition, explaining their builds using boards and/or NPCs (non-player characters). In the Minecraft Build Challenge video, Curtis and Raquel explain the challenge and then go through a short presentation on Treaty Symbols to give students the background knowledge they need. Students can work individually, with a partner, or in small groups for this activity. Once students finish building, they can take screenshots and share their builds to #Treaty4Gathering! Check out the teacher guide for more detailed instructions and examples of student work in Minecraft.

*Note: Students need access to Minecraft Education Edition on their devices for this activity. Reach out to your IT Department for help with this if needed!
Target Audience: Upper elementary students, Middle years students, High school students
Link to session materials:
Minecraft Build Challenge Video (11 minutes)
Treaty 4 Gathering Minecraft Activity Teacher Guide

Treaty 4 Wheel of Fortune

Facilitator(s): FHQTC Education
Length: Flexible
Description:
This game is in PowerPoint presentation format for teachers to use in the classroom with students to introduce or review topics related to Treaty Four. A link to the How to Play document is included for reference as well as information on where to access other game templates.
Target Audience: Grades 4+
Link to session materials:
PowerPoint Game – Treaty 4 Wheel of Fortune
How to Play Document

Treaty 4 Family Feud

Facilitator(s): FHQTC Education
Length: Flexible
Description:
This game is in PowerPoint presentation format for Educators to play with students.  All questions and answers are based on the various learning objectives within the Teaching Treaties in the Classroom Elementary Resource Kit (available through the Office of the Treaty Commissioner).  
Target Audience: Grades 4+
Link to session materials:
Treaty Four Family Feud PowerPoint Game
How to Play Document

Plasticine Art Tutorial

Facilitator(s): Tekeyla Friday
Length:
Part 1 – 25 minutes
Part 2 – 45 minutes
Description:
Tekeyla is a Métis plasticine and claymation artist. Follow along with her plasticine tutorials to create your own masterpiece!
Target Audience: Open to all ages
Links for session:
Materials List for Plasticine Art
– Plasticine Tutorial Part 1
Plasticine Tutorial Part 2

K2 Crosstraining Treaty 4 Movement Challenge

Facilitator(s): Holly Cochrane
Length: Flexible
Description:
Check out this Treaty 4 themed movement challenge!
Target Audience: Open to all ages
Activity:

This is Treaty 4 Land

Facilitator(s): Tim Friesen; Vanea Cyr
Length: 3 minutes
Description:
Grade 1 students from Regina Public Schools share a Treaty 4 affirmation in multiple languages. For as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow, this is Treaty 4 Land. After watching, we challenge you to make your own Treaty 4 affirmation video and share it to #Treaty4Gathering!
Target Audience: Open to all ages
Link to video:
This is Treaty 4 Land – YouTube

Ojibwe/Saulteaux K-4 Language Revitalization Books

Facilitator(s): File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council Education
Length: Flexible
Description:
“These books are dedicated to those that lost their language and those that aspire to learn Anishinaabemowin. These books are available for free on the Seven Oaks School Division website (www.7oaks.org) to anyone worldwide. This is our contribution to the preservation and restoration of Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe/Saulteaux).” – Seven Oaks School Division, Treaty 1, Winnipeg, MB
Target Audience: Open to all ages
Link to website:
Ojibwe/Saulteaux K-4 Book Series

Michael Lonechild Painting the Monarch Butterfly

Facilitator(s): Treaty Education Alliance
Length: 7 minutes
Description:
During this session you will learn from Michael Lonechild and see first hand his artistic talents. Michael talks about growing up painting, his techniques, his passion, and shares his hope for youth.
Target Audience: Open to all ages
Link to video:
Michael Lonechild Video

FHQ Youth Action Plan Team Introduction Video

Facilitator(s): Dominique Ward, Jolene Creely, Mitchell Soo-Oyewaste
Length: 2 minutes
Description:
Short introduction video of the Youth Action Plan (YAP) Team.
Target Audience: File Hills Tribal Council Youth
Link to video:
FHQ Youth Action Plan Team Intro Video

Treaty Entanglements: Exploring the significance of Treaty understandings amongst preservice teachers

Facilitator(s): Sara Solvey
Length: 32 minutes
Description:
Please join settler-descendant educator from Treaty 4 territory, Sara Solvey, as she shares her master’s thesis research exploring the educational significance of Treaty understandings amongst preservice teachers in Alberta. Through a pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation, this session will engage with current Treaty narratives and Treaty myths across Canada and will also include Sara’s journey of coming to understand her roles and responsibilities as a Treaty 4 relative.
Target Audience: High school students, Adults
Link to session:
Zoom Recording
You will need to enter the following password: ZEmD5A&&

Going Beyond the Space of Acknowledgement: Place, Provocations and Precarious Practice

Facilitator(s): Sara Solvey & Sheena Koops
Length: 48 minutes
Description:
Join settler-descendant educators from Treaty 4, Sara Solvey and Sheena Koops, as they read their upcoming chapter titled Going Beyond the Space of Acknowledgement: Place, Provocations and Precarious Practice, published in the soon-to-be-released Brave Work in Indigenous Education (DIO Press, 2021). In this chapter, the authors explore the shortfalls of current territorial acknowledgement practices alongside a deepening of their own connections and responsibilities to the Treaties as Treaty relatives. The chapter includes a threaded life-writing narrative between the authors, highlighting the complexity of Indigenous-settler-newcomer relations and importantly, asks: As educational institutions settle into their formalized land acknowledgement practices, how might schools, educators and students work collectively to go beyond the space of acknowledgement?

Chapter Citation: Solvey, S. & Koops, S. (In Press, 2021). Going beyond the space of acknowledgement: Place, provocations and precarious practice. In J. MacDonald & J. Markides (Eds.), Brave Work in Indigenous Education. DIO Press.

Author Contacts: solvey@ualberta.ca skoops@educationalliance.ca
Target Audience: High school students, Adults
Link to session:
Zoom Recording
You will need to enter the following password: 6dHx5X+c

As Long as the Grass Grows: Panel Discussion

Facilitator(s): Kete-ayah Alma Poitras, Evelyn Poitras, Dr. Shawneen Pete, Dr. Angelina Weenie, Brooklyn Wingert, Sheena Koops
Length: 1 hour
Description:
Join Kete-ayah Alma Poitras; Dr. Angelina Weenie (Professor, FNUC); Evelyn Poitras (University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills); Dr. Shauneen Pete, (Director of Indigenous Education, University of Victoria); and Brooklyn Wingert (Teacher, Milestone School) as they discuss how the song, “As Long as the Grass Grows” can be used for Treaty Education.

Introduction: Spirit First, Welcome and Introduce Panelists
Panel: What does this song mean to you? How can this song be used with youth?
Breakout Rooms: Activity with various panelists
Sharing: Someone reports from each session.
Closure: Final Word from Panelists
Target Audience: Middle years students, High school students, Adults
Link to session:
Panel Discussion Zoom Recording
You will need to enter the following password: 1JW.RumB

Pesto from the Patch: Harvesting, cooking, and reducing food waste

Facilitator(s): Taletha Bennett, FHQTC Community Dietitian
Length: 12 minutes 30 seconds
Description:
In this video, “Tee” the Dietitian harvests herbs from the garden patch at Pasikow Muskwa to use in a cooking demo. She makes the “besto pesto” using basil, parsley, and the tops of the carrots to reduce food waste.
Target Audience: Open to all ages
Link to video:
Carrot Top Pesto with FHQ Community Dietitian Video

Arrow Beading Tutorials

Facilitator(s): Donalda Yellowfly
Length:
Video 1: 35 minutes
Video 2: 42 minutes
Description:
Learn how to bead arrow keychains or arrow earrings with Donalda Yellowfly from Pasqua First Nation.
Target Audience: Youth
Link to videos:
Arrow Beading Tutorials

What does it mean to us to live treaty?

Facilitator(s): This collection of responses is offered on behalf of ECS 303 Curriculum & Pedagogy 2 Faculty of Education students in a couple of Fall 2021 sections (Instructor: Audrey Aamodt, University of Regina).
Length: Flexible
Description:
You are invited to listen to this group of pre-intern teachers’ current engagements with some treaty teachings and responsibilities. Their short Flipgrid videos are responses to the following prompts: What does it mean to live in treaty territory? What does “All Our Relations” mean to us?
Target Audience: Elementary students, Middle years students, High school students, Adults, Open to all ages
Link to Flipgrid video collections:
Section 030 Flipgrid
Section 040 Flipgrid

– Guest Password for both sections: T4GSept2021

University of Regina’s Faculty of Science Walking Tour

Facilitator(s): Faculty of Science, University of Regina
Length: ~ 1 hour
Description:
To strengthen our relationship with Treaty 4, we have compiled a list and map of sites to which we feel a strong connection. These sites are personal reflections from our Faculty and Staff. We invite you to interact with our map and hope you venture out to these locations.
Target Audience: Open to all ages
Link to session materials:
– Link to Map and Sites
– Link to Outline for Teachers

Google Earth Virtual Treaty Walk of Downtown Regina

Facilitator(s): Jonathon Slywka & Raquel Oberkirsch
Length: ~ 1 hour
Description:
In carefully reading the stories that are told in Regina’s urban landscape, we will respond to Niigaan James Sinclair’s invitation to begin “…questioning and rebuilding Canada’s stories of the past”.
Target Audience: High school students
Link to session materials:
– Link to Intro/Overview Document
– Link to Google Earth – Regina Virtual Walking Tour
– Link to Lesson Plan/Response Guides for Virtual Treaty Walk of Downtown Regina

Treaty Walks+ (Regina Area)

Facilitator(s): Audrey Aamodt & Sheena Koops, ECCU 400 Instructors, Faculty of Education, University of Regina
Length: Flexible
Description:
This collection of Treaty Walks+ in and around Regina is offered on behalf of selected ECCU 400 Treaties in the Classroom / Living Treaties in Education students in some Winter & Spring 2021 sections; Instructors: Audrey Aamodt & Sheena Koops, Faculty of Education, University of Regina.
Target Audience: Middle years students, High school students, Adults, Open to all ages
Link to session materials:
Treaty Walks+ for T4G 2021 – Instructor: Audrey Aamodt
Treaty Walks for T4G 2021 – Instructor: Sheena Koops
*Note: Audrey and Sheena are doing a live “What is a Treaty Walk?” session on September 13th at 11:00 AM. They will give a tour of student prepared Treaty Walks as contributions to the theme, “Sharing our Gifts” in the role of Treaty relatives.

Treaty Walks

Facilitator(s): Audrey Aamodt, University of Regina; Past ECCU 400 Students – Living Treaties in Education
Length: Flexible
Description:
Treaty walking invites a critical & active reflection of the various places that we interact with. These scripts are offered by U of R Faculty of Education students who worked to consider some of the historical and present treaty teachings in specific locations in or near Regina.
Target Audience: Middle years students, High school students, Adults
Link to session materials:

Treaty Walk and Wheels Script (Regina) by Bree Wark, Olivia Stasiuk, & Lindsay Holizki 

Treaty Walk and Wheels Script (First Nations Veterans Memorial Tipi) by Lauren Carlson
The First Nations Veterans Memorial Tipi located at the First Nations University is dedicated to the many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit men and women who contributed to both World Wars and the Korean War. Examining the history of Indigenous peoples’ involvement in these wars, including their treatment by the Government of Canada following the wars,  is a way to honour their sacrifices and bring to light the camaraderie and unity experienced between Indigenous peoples and White settlers resulting from their war efforts.

Treaty Walks and Wheels Script (Dewdney Avenue, Regina) by Erin Maki, Ty Kruszelnicki-Parisian, Jenn New – Dewdney Avenue – from Government House to North Central

Treaty Walks and Wheels Script (Four Directions Sculpture) by Daegan Klink, Eric Rabner, and Saleh Afshar
During our ECCU 400 course, my group decided to create a script to engage with the “Four Directions Sculpture”, created by Lionel Peyachew, located at the University of Regina. In summary, this sculpture captures several significant components to Indigenous ways of knowing. The meaning and importance of the number 4, the Medicine Wheel, and the idea of interconnectedness are all embedded in the artwork’s symbolism. The four directions, the four stages of life, and the four seasons are all shown through Lionel Peyachew’s art. It creates a unique and engaging learning experience to build connections, meaningful understandings and encourage lifelong learning of the Indigenous culture. The sculpture also encourages us to try to further understand what Wîtaskêwin means and how we can live together on, understand, and be one with all parts of this land. The idea of interconnectedness does not just apply to person-to-person connections, but the connections we have to our spiritual selves and the land.

Treaty Walk Wesley United Church Video by Rebekah Halvorsen and Leeza Currin
For our treaty walk, we went to Wesley United Church and we explored the relationships between churches and treaties. We looked at the involvement of churches, as well as the steps towards reconciliation that some are making.

First Nation Food Security (Sovereignty)

Facilitator(s): Patricia Crowe, FHQ Jada Yee, Murray Gettle, Star Blanket Gayle Starr, FNIHB Sara Langley, FCC Shaun Soonias
Length: 1 hour
Description:
FHQ Developments hosts a Roundtable Discussion on First Nation Food Security (Sovereignty). Listen to how Star Blanket Cree Nation is building food security; find the food security funding opportunities available including a resource to help with proposals; and combining resources for Nation Food Sovereignty.
Target Audience: Adults
Link to video:
FHQD First Nation Food Security and Sovereignty Recorded Zoom Session

Traffic Safety Community Outreach

Facilitator(s): SGI & FHQTC Partnership
Length: 30-45 minutes
Description:
Lesson Summary:
– We are going to listen to the Cree story The Granddaughter who was Eaten by a Big Fish.​
– Reflect on the story and lesson it teaches.​
– How the Cree story relates to caring and road safety.​
– Talking circle activity about what our elders/family/friends teach us about being safe in vehicles and on roads.
Target Audience: Elementary students
Link to session materials:
PowerPoint Link – Traffic Safety Community Outreach

A Conversation about Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Facilitator(s): Faculty of Business, University of Regina
Length: 11 minutes
Description:
A recorded conversation between Nadine Milne and Bruce Anderson from the Faculty of Business, discussing Indigenous Entrepreneurship.
Target Audience: Middle years students, High school students, Adults,
Link to video:
Indigenous Entrepreneurship Video

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