How a Western University student is adding an Indigenous voice to a sociology text – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2019102 Views

Kristen Longdo says all students need to learn about Indigenous history

Aug 14, 2019

A sociology textbook used by first- and second-year university students across the country is getting an update to include Indigenous perspectives and knowledge, thanks to a Western University student.

The student, Kristen Longdo, has worked this summer to add information about inter-generational trauma, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the 60s scoop and residential schools to the text book Real Life Sociology: A Canadian Approach.

The original textbook was co-written by Longdo’s professor, Anabel Quan-Hasse, who realized the book needed an update and that Longdo’s interest in Indigenous voices and sociology made her the perfect candidate to do the edit.

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