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CTV: Push for indigenous culture, history courses to be part of entire curriculum at all levels

September 27, 2016 — 

As CTV reports:

A conference at the University of Manitoba is teaching current and future educators about Indigenous history, that keynote speaker, teacher Lisa Howell said, has been kept in the dark.

“By educating ourselves and working with elders and survivors we’re coming into the light,” said Howell.

Charlene Bearhead is with the National Centre for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She said Indigenous studies need to go beyond one course. They need to be embodied across the entire system, from social studies to science in order to foster a change in attitudes.

“Cross curricular, cross grade, full context, that’s when we really know that we’re on the right track,” said Bearhead.

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