Globe and Mail: Indigenous-centred spaces, curriculum start to take root at Canadian universities
But Jason Bone, a graduate student at the University of Manitoba, is critical of the use of measurements that cite economic benefits to closing the education gap for indigenous people. They don’t equate to indigenous success or point to reconciliation, he says, but actually support the status quo.
“Whose vision of economic benefit do we have in mind here?” he asks.
“It feels an awful lot like we’re still protecting the interests of those who have benefited from the way things have been for the longest time, and we’re not taking seriously those that are coming behind us – our children, our grandchildren. What are we going to leave for them?”