Treaty Education and Minecraft

This website was created by educators working and living on Treaty 2 and Treaty 4 territory. This is home to the Cree (nêhiyawak), Saulteaux (Nahkawé), Nakota, Dakota, Lakota, and the Métis Nation. It is important to note that while Saskatchewan includes a portion of the Treaty 2 boundaries, there are no Treaty 2 First Nations in Saskatchewan.

We want to thank those we have worked with and received guidance from throughout this project. Thank you to the Treaty 4 Gathering Student Activities Committee for their continued Treaty Teachings to learn how to walk together in a good way. We want to acknowledge Amos McArthur and Matthew Spencer for their time and thoughtful feedback as we continue to draft and improve these resources.

A special thank you to the partnership between Louis Riel School Division, Microsoft, and Minecraft Education Edition for their commitment to creating relevant resources and experiences to engage students in Minecraft to learn about Indigenous histories and cultures. You can explore Manito Ahbee Aki here.

Who We Are

Curtis is a white settler, working in Treaty 4 and Treaty 2 territories. He is currently an Instructional Technology Coach for South East Cornerstone Public School Division in Southeastern Saskatchewan with an interest in learning in STEM and the role of becoming a better Treaty partner.

Raquel is a white settler who lives on Treaty 4 territory in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She grew up at Katepwa Lake, near where Treaty 4 was signed in Fort Qu’Appelle. Raquel currently works as an Instructional Coach for Indigenous & Treaty Education for South East Cornerstone Public School Division. She believes that living into the Treaty relationship means showing up as a Treaty partner, sharing our gifts, and building partnerships with Treaty relatives.

Curtis Bourassa

Raquel Oberkirsch

Project Materials

Access all the resources created for the Treaty Education and Minecraft Project.

Build Challenges

Access to all the build challenge cards that you can download and use with your classes.

“Treaty education has the potential to help all students learn from and through events and experiences of the past in ways that inform not only their historical consciousness, but their dispositions as Canadian citizens and their relationships with one another”

Tupper, 2013, in Treaty Education for Ethically Engaged Citizenship

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