QC replaces Secondary III history textbooks to improve depiction of Indigenous peoples

June 27, 2018

The Quebec government has replaced the Secondary III history textbook with a new version that will “better reflect the Indigenous perspective.” The change comes after the two-year history course piloted in 2015-2016 was criticized for failing to reflect the experience of Indigenous peoples. The textbooks were revised and reissued at the request of QC Deputy Education Minister Sylvie Barcelo, who added that the cost of the new textbooks will be covered by the ministry. Robert Green, head of the Committee for the Enhancement of the History Curriculum in Quebec, welcomed the change while also calling on the province to go beyond editing the textbook to make changes to the curriculum itself. CBC