Educational initiative to offer comprehensive perspective of First Nations contributions to Canada

March 21, 2018

A new initiative is being launched that will see the development of an education program providing students a more comprehensive perspective of First Nations contributions to the defence and shaping of Canada. “There was little evidence in classroom materials of important historical and contemporary events involving Indigenous peoples, their knowledge, and perspective,” commented education project director Tim Johnson, “ and little or no integration of those events into the larger narratives of Canadian history.” The education program, titled Landscape of Nations 360°: A National Education Initiative, includes components from K-12 and was developed to complement a memorial in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Johnson explained that teacher training for the program will begin shortly, with the rest of the program to be developed over the next few years. The program will be launched first in schools in the Niagara region, and then across the country. Brantford Expositor