Survey tests first-year students’ knowledge of Indigenous issues

November 19, 2014

First-year students at 10 Ontario universities have been asked to participate in a survey to determine their knowledge of Indigenous issues. The voluntary survey, launched by Queen’s University professor Anne Godlewska, was developed in consultation with Indigenous groups and is designed to test students on their knowledge of Aboriginal history in Canada. Godlewska was inspired to create the survey after teaching a class on Indigenous geography. "A very great deal has happened in the legal system and social system in Canada. There's been huge activism on the part of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and [students] just knew nothing about it," she said. It is hoped the survey may also indicate why this lack of knowledge exists. Participating students will be asked to complete a second survey in their fourth year. CBC