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Upcoming Events

Anniversary of Treaty 7

September 22, 1877 is the commemoration of the signing of Treaty 7. This Treaty was signed at Blackfoot Crossing between the Canadian Federal Government and the Bloods, Piikani, Siksika, Stoney and Tsuu T’ina First Nations.  This treaty covers the southern part of present-day Alberta.  The treaty was negotiated by the Chiefs from each of the five nations on behalf of all of their community members, while the representatives of the Canadian Government signed on behalf of all Canadian Citizens, both present and future, making us all treaty people.  

 

Previous Events

Canada Day

As we approach Canada Day, it’s important to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in this great country. 

Learning about Canada and its history is an important and valued part of social studies in Alberta. The K-12 Social Studies Program of Studies (français) includes a strong focus on teaching and learning history and emphasizes our country’s origins, Canada’s role in significant world events, and the ways in which Canada’s cultural mosaic has shaped our society. Alberta students engage in many opportunities to demonstrate the qualities, attributes and values of an engaged thinker and ethical citizen with an entrepreneurial spirit, as described in Inspiring Education and in the 2013 Ministerial Order on Student Learning

 

National Aboriginal Day

June 21st is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the heritage, diversity and achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples through events and celebrations across our country and province.

Learning about the history, cultures and perspectives of Aboriginal peoples in Canada is an important and valued part of Alberta’s curriculum. This year, the Government of Alberta issued a statement of reconciliation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that provincial K–12 curriculum will be further enhanced with mandatory content that ensures all students will learn about the history and impact of residential schools, and the history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada.

 

Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

On this 70th anniversary of D-Day, we take time to reflect on the contributions of the more than 24,000 Canadians who participated in this key event. D-Day, or Operation Overlord, marked a significant turning point in liberating Europe from Nazi Germany and was integral to bringing an end to the Second World War.

Alberta students engage in many opportunities to demonstrate the qualities, attributes and values of an engaged thinker and ethical citizen with an entrepreneurial spirit, as described in Inspiring Education and in the 2013 Ministerial Order on Student Learning. Learning about our national history, including Canada’s role during times of war, military conflict, and peace, is an important and valued part of social studies in Alberta. 

 

Education Week (Alberta) 
Event date: May 5–9, 2014