DR8.2

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a. Describe the influence of varying views of the land in motivating the treaty relationship.

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b. Explore unfulfilled aspects of Treaty (e.g., education, health  care) in Canada.

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c. Explore the Treaty Land Entitlement process in Canada.

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Indicator:

d. Relate land claims and fishing and hunting rights to treaty provisions.

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Indicator:

e. Represent the benefits of the treaties for all Canadians.

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  • Catholic Canadians have brought their ministry to the First Nations people. Please refer to article by Bishop Sylvain Lavoie OMI.

http://esask.uregina.ca/entrycatholic_ministry_to_first_nations_people.html

  • The treaty was a special kind of covenant, a bond with all the spiritual connotations of the biblical covenants, who are all equal under God.
  • God regards all agreements, and especially treaties, as sacred covenants which endure for all generations, even though time passes, circumstances change, and they may not suit our interests anymore.
  • The Treaty has an ongoing importance for us all ― not only as our "founding document", but as the mode of defining the ongoing constitutional, political and spiritual relationships between the two most significant founding partners of our Canadian identity on through the twenty first century.
  • The Treaty also provides the moral basis for the presence of all other immigrants that have since come to Canada
  • Discussion Starters:
    • How does participating in the Eucharist help us to understand the covenant God has made with us? Two parties are required to make a Treaty, with both parties having obligations and benefits that derive from the Treaty. What expectations do we have of God and does God have with us in a covenant relationship? Even though God has a covenant with us, He expects that our response will bring positive behaviour. When you think of your friendships do you have expectations of positive, caring behaviours or does your loyalty cause you to be blind to negative and harmful behaviours / influences?