Quebec teachers want Indigenous history taught differently in schools – Global News

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Quebec teachers want Indigenous history taught differently in schools – Global News

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202175 Views

June 29, 2021

First Nations leaders and Quebec history teachers say the timing is right to reset the way Indigenous history is taught in primary and secondary schools across the province.

The recent discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan have further revealed the horrors of the colonial system, and teachers say those graves have forced them to re-evaluate the kind of history they are presenting to children.

Sarah Pashagumskum, chairperson of the Cree School Board, which oversees nine communities in the northern Quebec area of Eeyou Istchee, said the discoveries offer “a chance to give students a complete understanding of how Quebec became the province it is today.”

“This is more than acknowledging that there are graves found at residential schools and acknowledging how sad that is,” Pashagumskum said in a recent interview.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7989155/quebec-teachers-indigenous-history-education/

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