Mandatory Indigenous programming signals new direction for Canada, writes Guardian

August 29, 2016

“The adoption of mandatory indigenous courses at two Canadian universities comes as indigenous issues are increasingly in the spotlight in the country,” writes The Guardian. The article outlines how decisions by the University of Winnipeg and Lakehead University to mandate Indigenous course requirements come at a time when the Canadian government has signaled that Indigenous issues will be one of its top priorities. While the implementation of such course mandates has involved challenges, Lakehead University Professor Peggy Smith says that “we’re at this point in time in Canada, particularly following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where Canadians understand there’s been something structurally and terribly wrong with the relationship with indigenous peoples and we need to change it.” The Guardian | CFNP