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We are all treaty people in Ontario and the Simcoe County District School Board will be doing more to teach students about what that means.

Nov. 5 to Nov. 11 is treaties recognition week across the province, and students in the SCDSB heard from guest speakers and participated in activities to raise their awareness about it.

“The idea is to use this week to highlight the fact that in Ontario we are all treaty people and that there are treaties that cover every area where we live,” said Alison Bradshaw, principal of Indigenous education at the SCDSB.

Land in Simcoe County falls under the 1923 Williams Treaties, which were signed in 1923.

Beausoleil First Nation, Rama First Nation, and Georgina Island First Nation are…

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