Commitment to add treaty knowledge to the school curriculum
"Officials with the Education Department and the aboriginal community in Nova Scotia are meeting at the Membertou Heritage Centre to discuss ways to include treaty education in the P-to-12 school curriculum. The workshop is part of Education Minister Karen Casey's commitment in the recent Action Plan for Education to add treaty knowledge to the school curriculum over the next five years. Johnson said many people don't realize the Mi'kmaq did not give up land ownership under the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed in the 1700s. Instead, he said, they agreed to share the land and resources with non-aboriginal settlers."