BC educators argue for mandatory Indigenous-focused high school course

September 18, 2018

Educators in British Columbia feel that there should be a mandatory Indigenous-focused high school course. “We imagine then, the ripple effect that would have on larger society five to 10 years from now,” said Jo Chrona. “We would have a society ... that has a better, a stronger understanding of indigenous cultures and the roles that we play within Canada. And perhaps, at that time, we would start seeing something that is closer to reconciliation in this country.” BC Education Minister Rob Fleming explained that the government will be “looking at the graduation program and consider what additional steps we could be taking to facilitate Indigenous students' success and ensure that First Nations communities are strong in B.C.” CBC