An Elder's Perspective

In this webinar Elder Florence Paynter provides an “Elder’s Perspective” to treaty making and the importance of teaching treaties in the classroom.

Presentation by Elder Florence Paynter

Posted April 4, 2017

About this webinar

Elder Florence Paynter will provide an “Elder’s Perspective” to treaty making and the importance of teaching treaties in the classroom. First Nations history includes the importance of First Nations languages as a critical part to understanding First Nations history and identity. Elder Paynter will briefly summarize the webinar series and how it can be used by teachers, and the general public who are interested in learning about the treaties and the treaty relationship.

About this presenter

Florence Paynter is from Sandy Bay First Nation and a band member of Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba. She is a third degree Mide Anishinabekwe and holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Manitoba. Florence speaks Anishinabe fluently and has been involved in many language and cultural initiatives and ceremonies. She helps teach the cultural and spiritual knowledge and traditions of the Anishinabe people. Florence attended residential school and works hard to teach about the history of our people, the legacy of Indian residential schools, and its impact on us as people. She believes that "we can be proud of who we are by learning about our own families, our own histories and our own languages."

View more webinars in this series:  Treaties and the Treaty Relationship Webinar Series

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