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Curriculum shifts to feature Indigenous stories

 

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:31pm

Writers Federation of Nova Scotia

Rita Joe, a Mi'kmaq poet from Nova Scotia who is a featured Indigenous author in some English classes, was orphaned at a young age and sent to a residential school.

Thunder Bay, Ont.-In some schools, teachers are making a drastic change in literature curriculum to focus more on Indigenous works. One of these is the Thunder Bay Catholic School District where Grade 11 compulsary English classes now focus on Native authors., such as Rita Joe's poem, I Lost My Talk, about attending a residential school and having to relearn native language.

Increasingly, school boards across Canada are revisiting their English curriculums to reflect a culturally diverse student population. According to The Globe and Mail, those changes are more pronounced in Thunder Bay,...



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