First Nations council wants a say in Quebec’s ethics and religious program reform – CTV News

First Nations council wants a say in Quebec’s ethics and religious program reform – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202085 Views

January 14, 2020

MONTREAL — The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) says it is waiting to see if Quebec ‘walks the talk’ when it comes to revamping its controversial ‘Ethics and Religious Culture’ program.

“We firmly believe that cultural content is an important cornerstone of education,” said Denis Gros-Louis, FNEC general director.

The organization, which works with 22 First Nations communities in Quebec, says it plans to vocalize its opinion during the consultation process.

“The FNEC plans to submit notions of Quebec First Nations cultures and realities, developed by these same First Nations, for inclusion in the new course,” it stated, pointing to the Viens Commission, which investigated the relationship between Indigenous people and public services in the province.

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