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Treaty Entanglements: Exploring the Educational Significance of Treaty Understandings Amongst Alberta Preservice Teachers

  • Author / Creator
    Solvey, Sara
  • This research seeks an exploration of Indigenous-Canadian relationships through a hermeneutic engagement with and (re)interpretation of the Treaty relationships established through the numbered Treaty processes. Evidenced by the historical and contemporary absence of Treaty education and understandings within curriculum and schooling in Alberta, misunderstandings of the Treaty relationships and neglect of the Treaty teachings have persisted. The purpose of this study is firstly, to attend to the origins and outcomes of these absences and secondly, to interpretively engage with Treaty wisdom as a foundational vision for pedagogical, curricular and reconciliatory work. With this focus in mind, this study engages 4 preservice teachers in a series of dialogues regarding the meaning of Treaties in their lives today. Contributions are made to the field of Treaty education and curriculum by forwarding a form of relational pedagogy that is inspired by and founded upon the spirit and intent of the Treaties.

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2018
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3NP1X044
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