Treaty Manager Gordon Keener and Communications Coordinator Max Winkelman went to Williams Lake Secondary School for an informative presentation on Treaty to Grade 12 Law Students.
“I think the presentation at the high school went very well. I believe the students were very receptive and had a lot of good questions,” says Keener.
Generally speaking, we should be doing more of these presentations or lectures to the high schools and other places such as Thompson Rivers University or local government so people understand what is in Treaty, he says. The youth were quite amazed at what self-government, Title and Rights and Treaty curtails, according to Keener.
It’s important to do these types of presentations to dispel some of the myths that are out there, for example on taxation, and to keep people informed, says Keener.
“I think that was a very well spent afternoon and hopefully they’ve gained some knowledge about Treaty and Title and Rights.”