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Quebec replaces high school history text to include more Indigenous content – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201868 Views

Group critical of provincial curriculum wants more complete overhaul, greater focus on minorities

Jun 19, 2018

The Quebec government has quietly taken steps to replace its Secondary III history textbook for next year with a version that will “better reflect the Indigenous perspective.”

The change was announced by Sylvie Barcelo, the province’s deputy education minister, in a letter sent to school boards last month.

The decision comes two years after parents, educators and Indigenous activists first argued the new, two-year history course, piloted in 2015-16, failed to reflect the experience of Indigenous people in Quebec.

The final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, released in 2015, recommended that Indigenous peoples’ history, and in particular, the legacy of residential schools, be emphasized in school curriculums across Canada.

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