08 May 2016

Bridging the Knowledge Gap

When Lisa* graduated from teacher’s college to become a social studies teacher she wanted to teach her students about Indigenous issues, but even as a new graduate she feels inherently uncomfortable broaching Indigenous content with her students. In the duration of Lisa’s...
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Setting Precedents

Alyssa Flaherty-Spence sat in a circle with her classmates and looked at each one of them. She wasn’t staring, but it wouldn’t matter if she was. As an Indigenous woman in an Aboriginal law class, Flaherty-Spence felt comfortable making eye contact with her peers and expressing...
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11 Apr 2016

Supporting Language Studies

Learning a language is usually a taxing activity, but for many students attempting to acquire one of Indigenous languages in Canada, the process fraught with additional pressures. Chelsea Vowel, a Plains Cree speaking Métis educator who currently lives in Montreal, recalls the...
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