Manitoba is introducing new legislation to ensure students and teachers learn about the history and culture of indigenous peoples, the legacy of residential schools and the significance of treaties.

The move to add indigenous history to Manitoba's curriculum follows the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report last summer.

Education Minister James Allum says the province has a responsibility to educate students about what happened in the residential schools.

The proposed legislation would require the education policy framework to be reviewed and renewed every three years.