MB educators sign Indigenous education blueprint

January 13, 2016

The Manitoba School Boards Association (MSBA) and nine of Manitoba’s universities and colleges have signed a new Indigenous education blueprint in an effort to comprehensively implement recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Signatories of the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint For Universities, Colleges and Public School Boards: Making Excellence in Indigenous Education a Priority commit to ten areas of Indigenous education including increasing access, participation, and academic success of Indigenous people; making Indigenous language, culture, and history part of curricula and classrooms; and engaging in respectful and reciprocal relationships with Indigenous peoples to further reconciliation efforts. Next steps include establishing a steering committee of all signatories, creating a website and social media platform, and hosting an education conference. Winnipeg Free Press | uWinnipeg | uManitoba | CMU | RRC | ACC