Victoria to Add Aboriginal History to School Curriculum
Prince George, B.C. – The provincial government has announced plans to add Aboriginal education into the new K-12 curriculum.
It will include teachings on the history of Canada’s residential school system and is about to be released to teachers and schools.
The Province has received input on this initiative from the First Nations Schools Association, First Nations Education Steering Committee, the BC Teachers’ Federation and the Aboriginal Education unit of the education ministry.
“With education comes positive change,” said Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education. “Through the revised curriculum, we will be promoting greater understanding, empathy and respect for Aboriginal history and culture among students and their families.”
The changes come on the heels of Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report and its “calls to action.”