Curriculum shifts to feature Indigenous stories
Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:31pm
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,...