Anishinaabe - Cree - Dakota - Nakota Nations

Life Long Learning & FNT2T Men’s Council

October 11, 2019

Treaty 2 Territory – Life Long Learning recently attended a FNT2T Men’s Council meeting in Dauphin and good dialogue was had by everyone in attendance.

LLL Circle Keeper, Donna Beyer, provided a brief overview of the LLL work plan for the council. To start off the overview, the group participated in a visual activity in which they were shown ten images, jotted down who or what the image was, and recorded how many they recognized. The purpose of the activity was to create an awareness among participants: “What are we taught?” “What aren’t we taught?” and “Why?” Everyone enjoyed the activity and it sparked some very interesting conversation.

In review of the work plan, each council member contributed ideas and shared personal experiences in education. Members discussed funding, programming, curriculum, language, culture, and traditional teachings in education. Best practices were shared and future ideas ignited.

At the centre of discussion was the importance of education for young people. Education is always evolving as First Nations peoples continue the hard work of decolonization. Leadership and community members alike want young people to attain the skills and the knowledge they need to live a good life. They wish for them to know who they are and where they come from, so that they can continue to forge ahead in today’s world as everyone works together.

Last modified: October 13, 2019

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