Student creates university class highlighting Indigenous knowledge


Last updated 9/2/2021 at 4:51pm

Acadia University

Leah Creaser is an Indigenous student leader focusing on fish biology.

WOLFVILLE, N.S.-As Leah Creaser, a student at Acadia University and member of the Acadia First Nation, sat in her biology classes, she ended up being bewildered. It wasn't the materials being taught that confused her, but the materials she felt were being left out. For instance, in her first-year lab about plant identification, she wondered why the professor didn't mention how those plants had been used by the Mi'kmaq for centuries. In class after class, the Indigenous history of the plant world and science was never mentioned.

"I don't want to say I got mad, but I was definitely really frustr...

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