NWT education leaders urge students to reject racism, intolerance 

July 15, 2020

During a biweekly teleconference, education leaders from the Northwest Territories expressed a strong sense of responsibility to publicly support the Black Lives Matter movement and emphasized the need to continue fighting for an end to systemic racism targeting Indigenous peoples. The leaders urged students in the territory to reject all forms of racism and intolerance and encouraged them to think deeply about how they can positively effect change in the fight against all forms of racism and intolerance. “NWT leaders and our youth cannot be quietly neutral about horrific historic and modern-day discrimination against Indigenous peoples,” said Beaufort-Delta Divisional Education Council Chair Darlene Gruben. “We must stand up for change and equality.”  Nation Talk  (NWT)