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Doug Ford needs education on reconciliation – The Star

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201868 Views

July 11, 2018

Across Canada, thousands of Indian residential school survivors shared their experiences with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In collecting their statements, one primary question was heard more than any other: What will you do to ensure our history gets into the schools?

The response came in the form of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. Many of the Calls to Action deal specifically with education reforms. In the words of Senator Murray Sinclair, education is what got us into this mess, and education is what will get us out of it.

Unfortunately, Doug Ford’s provincial government appears to have other plans.

The Ministry of Education abruptly cut summer sessions to develop education curriculum on Indian residential schools set to begin this week. Educators and leaders from Nishnawbe Ask Nation, which represents 49 First Nation communities across Northern Ontario, were disheartened and frustrated that this important work was dropped just before it was set to begin.

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