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Jessica Knapp @jessmknapp
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1. (re)learning Treaties:
In this presentation I will explore how Canada’s National History Society @Canadashistory has supported Canadians in their (un/re)learning of Treaties and the Treaty relationship #NCPHactive #cdnhist
2. My name is Jessica Knapp & I am a multi-generation Canadian & I am a settler. My relatives immigrated to Canada from Western Europe in the mid-18th century #NCPHactive
3. They lived, where I would be born, on the Traditional territory of the Three Fires confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, & the Potawatomie #NCPHactive #cdnhist This image shows a map of North America with treaty and traditional territories represented. There are black dots and lines connecting the 3 areas that are mention in this presentation: the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, Treaty 1 Territory, and the territory of the Kenien’keha:ka.
4. I grew up there & still have little knowledge of the relationships between our relatives. In 2014, I moved to Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, & Dene Peoples, & the homeland of the Métis Nation #NCPHactive #cdnhist
5. Here I began to unlearn what I knew of #Cdnhist & learn of my role w/in the Treaty relationship. The work I will share w/ you today was made possible because of this place & the many people who have shared their knowledge w/ me #NCPHactive This image has text that reads: Today, I am grateful to be a guest on and present to you from the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations.This image has text that reads: From 2014 to 2018, I was employed by Canada’s National History Society; I use the word “we” in the following tweets when referring to myself and the team at Canada’s History.
6. It is important for me to situate myself within this story because I am a part of this story. You are a part of this story. We are all a part of Treaties and the Treaty relationship #NCPHactive #cdnhist #treatypeople This image shows a cropped section of the We Are All Treaty People issue of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids. The emphasis of this image is the title of the magazine, We Are All Treaty People.
7. In 2015 the TRC published 94 Calls to Action “in order to redress the legacy of residentials schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” @CanadasHistory asked: How do we (re)act? What is our role as a national heritage org? #NCPHactive
9. We started on this work by reevaluating what we knew about #cdnhist, reaching out to & learning from many communities in Cnd (not just Indigenous!), creating content that centered minority & unrepresented voices & experiences. Ultimately, (un/re)learning #cdnhist #NCPHactive This image has text that reads: Please note that the CNHS team continues to (un/re)learn Canadian history & Treaties alongside its audience and with support & guidance from people throughout Canada. This action is not a one-time thing. It is meant to be continued re-evaluation of what you know as you continue to do your work.
10. Being located on Treaty 1 (aka #Winnipeg), we turned to our neighbours at the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba @TreatyMB, who had been leading the work on Treaty education in the province #NCPHactive #canedu This image has text that reads: We had to do the work we were going to be asking of our audiences.
11. @CanadasHistory & @TreatyMB saw the value in developing content related to Treaties & the Treaty relationship for a national audience. We collaborated to create a 6-part webinar series ft. folks from the TRCM’s Speakers Bureau #NCPHactive #cdnhist
12. @CanadasHistory's audiences love this series because it is engaging, accessible, & features experts! Even as the co-host we were learning alongside the audience. This series continues to be used as a tool in secondary-level & university classrooms #NCPHactive #canedu
13. In 2018, CNHS collab’d w/ Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross, Cynthia Bird, & Connie Wyatt Anderson to develop 3 publications exploring Treaties & the Treaty relationship for general, youth, & educator audiences #NCPHactive This image displays the following text: Karine Duhamel set the framework for this project, she said: “You can’t just tell people about the spirit and intent of Treaties, the entire project needs to embody the spirit and intent.”This image shows a quote from Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross. It says: “We hope this special issue helps to transform how Canadians understand Treaties so that we all can work together in a manner that respects the spirit and intent of the Treaties — which were signed on a nation-to-nation basis.”
14. Once we started to refocus narratives and actively started looking for ways to infuse Indigenous perspectives & voices in content, we recognized that the opportunities were endless. #NCPHactive #cdnhist #canedu
15. In summary @CanadasHistory supported Canadians in their (un/re)learning of Treaties & the Treaty relationship by working w/ communities & building relationships, actively centering Indigenous voices & perspectives, & learning alongside their audiences #NCPHactive #cdnhist
Thank You! And I’m happy to answer questions from folks.

Also, see links for sources&references #NCPHactive This image includes the urls for the sources and references from my presentation. <br />
Map from<br />
Access the 94 Calls to Action at<br />
Watch and listen to the Treaties and the Treaty Relationship Webinar Series at<br />
Access all 3 publications<br />
Access Foreword from Treaty Commissioner Ross at
That's @MBTreaty - my bad! #NCPHactive
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