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Mi’kmaq First Nation leading project to increase cultural content in classrooms – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202026 Views

Qalipu Band looking to add more Indigenous art and language into schools

Jan 13, 2020

The Qalipu First Nation says it’s on the right track to increase Indigenous content in Newfoundland and Labrador’s schools.

Although still in the initial stages of the project, the First Nation says the decision to enter into the partnership with the provincial government is “monumental.”

“We definitely have not come far enough. The amount of content and the quality of content, there really is need for improvement,” said Kristen Pittman, team lead with Qalipu First Nation education and training department.

Pittman said her community is currently looking at what changes can be made to the curriculum based on common themes and struggles that come up during community engagement sessions that are being hosted in Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Stephenville and Corner Brook.

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