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Edmonton Journal: Plan to educate all Alberta teachers about indigenous history first of its kind in Canada

June 23, 2016 — 

As the Edmonton Journal reports:

The initiative was sparked by calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which recommended education ministers add indigenous history and the legacy of residential schools to the K-12 curriculum, share best practices on teaching those lessons, and identify what help teachers need to impart the information.

Providing archival material and teams to help teach the teachers will be the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba.

Staff from the centre will highlight information and resources from Alberta in particular, said director Ry Moran. It’s important students understand what transpired in their own backyard.

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