New resource shares Aboriginal issues with wide audience

July 3, 2013

The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax has released a new best practices kit, titled Women, Contemporary Aboriginal Issues, and Resistance. It is a free learning resource available to educators and individuals who wish to learn more about what it is like to grow up as an Aboriginal person in Canada. The kit helps to address the stigmas that prevent people from discussing Aboriginal issues. “Our goal is to share the diverse stories of real Aboriginal people and friends in a way that’s just as welcoming as a weekend book club,” says Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell, principal investigator and project director. The kit has several components, including books and video, and is available online at no cost. MSVU Media Release | Project website