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Government Building Alberta by transforming education December 9, 2013 New Alberta government initiatives unveiled during Education Week improve Alberta’s education system for the benefit of students, parents and all Albertans. “Albertans told us that they want an education system that puts students first, and we listened, ” said Premier Alison Redford. “This last week has brought us one step closer to realizing the vision of Inspiring Education, as we worked with parents and teachers and introduced a series of initiatives that will ensure every Alberta child has the chance to succeed. ” Over the past week, the Alberta government released details on a new dual credit strategy, improvements to diploma exams, a new high school flexibility program, and replaced the old provincial assessment tests to transform the education system. These initiatives add to a series of capital announcements that will create more than 18, 000 new student spaces in 19 Alberta communities. “This is an exciting time for education in Alberta, ” said Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education.
Social Studies 9 Chapter 4 Numbered Treaties
What are numbered treaties? • The beginning of the numbered treaties are in the Royal Proclamation of 1763. • Britain made the proclamation at the end of the Seven Years’ War as it attempted to gain control over North America (formerly New France)
• The proclamation recognized First Nations’ rights to land established the principle of making treaties with First Nations through peaceful negotiations. • Other laws also affect the collective rights of First Nations, like the Indian Act and the constitution.
British Monarchs and The Treaties • The Numbered Treaties were between the British monarchs and First Nations. • Under the treaties, First Nations agreed to share land resources in peace. • Canada’s government later agreed to the terms covering First Nations’ education, reserves, annuities, hunting and fishing rights, etc. . • The terms differ among the eleven treaties.
• For First Nations, the Numbered Treaties are sacred — nation-to-nation agreements, solemnly made, that cannot be changed without their agreement. • Treaty rights and citizenship go together for First Nations now, in the past and into the future.
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And thereupon, in open council, the different Bands having presented their Chiefs to the said Commissioners as the Chiefs and Headmen, for the purposes aforesaid, of the respective Bands of Indians inhabiting the said district hereinafter described. And whereas, the said Commissioners then and there received and acknowledged the persons so presented as Chiefs and Headmen, for the purposes aforesaid, of the respective Bands of Indians inhabiting the said district hereinafter described. And whereas, the said Commissioners have proceeded to negotiate a treaty with the said Indians, and the same has been finally agreed upon and concluded, as follows, that is to say: The Plain and Wood Cree Tribes of Indians, and all other the Indians inhabiting the district hereinafter described and defined, do hereby cede, release, surrender and yield up to the Government of the Dominion of Canada, for Her Majesty the Queen and Her successors forever, all their rights, titles and privileges, whatsoever, to the lands included within the following limits, that is to say:
n We are All treaty!!