USask community members say much work left to be done on Indigenization

September 26, 2017

Some members of the University of Saskatchewan community say that they are concerned about the school’s current plans to Indigenize its campuses, particularly with respect to the school’s goal of making Indigenous content mandatory for all students. The curricular changes are reportedly set to take effect two years from now, but there are reportedly not nearly enough professors in the school’s department of Indigenous studies to teach this content to all of the school’s 21,000 students. “Who's qualified? What's their background to teach this information?” asks USask Indigenous studies Professor Priscilla Settee. “It's one thing to have goodwill and that, but really it needs a deep understanding of the many realms that it intersects with, like historical, cultural, political, gender—all of those issues that it takes a lifetime to lean, to learn the accurate history.” CBC