Yes, the treaty education initiative in Nova Scotia is unique because it is an equal partnership between the province and L'nu through Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey.
The really interesting piece of this collaboration is that it is co-led between the Office of L'nu Affairs and Jacqueline at MK, but all Nova Scotians have the opportunity to learn about our treaty relationship through the lens of four foundational questions.
Who are the Mi'kmaq historically and today? What are the treaties and why are they important? What has happened to the treaty relationship? What are we doing to reconcile our shared history and ensure justice and equity?
We direct our education to three audiences. Jacqueline spoke about her focus through MK and the public school system as public education, and that's one of the three Ps that we focus on. The other two Ps are public service employees and the general public or the public writ large.
Essentially, we focus reconciliation through treaty education. We focus on all Nova Scotians and not just on what's happening in the schools, and it's not just what's happening in L'nu schools, but what's happening in public schools as well.
Really, through all the collaborative work we are doing, we are trying to educate, to essentially respond to calls to action that call, for example, for the education of public service employees. At the Office of L'nu Affairs, we have engaged thousands of public service employees, in person and online, in the delivery of workshops and presentations. We've created learning materials.
We've hosted events throughout the province, and we have a really strong social media presence as well. The Treaty Education Nova Scotia Facebook page now has over 10,000 followers, which, for a small initiative in a small province, is a lot of people following our work, engaging with us regularly and asking us questions.
The collaborative work that we do together is really important, and we feel that it's the responsibility of municipalities, education systems, provincial governments, the federal government and all organizations of all types and stripes to work together to advance reconciliation. We welcome people to participate in our work and in the initiatives that we're doing.