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June 18, 2012

Visible Aboriginal teachings in the public school systems: It’s long over due! Big up to Mahlikah for all the tireless and necessary work she does.

myowenamyokra

As an educator and artist of First Nations heritage who has been working in communities and classrooms in Toronto, ON for over 12 years the inclusion of contemporary imaging and historical contributions of Aboriginal Peoples as the First Peoples of Turtle Island has slowly through mighty determination become more visible in our schools, which is encouraging students of Native heritage to self-identify and proudly embrace their roots; instead of being a invisible majority in the classrooms of our Toronto schools.

The Cycle that I am interested in breaking is our kids dropping out because they do not feel any validation and therefore their self-worth is low. I agree as many do that the nightmarish legacy of Residential Schools and the 60’s Scoop and the Child Service System is at the heart of the blame…

Please find the article:

Closing the ‘achievement gap’ for Toronto’s aboriginal students

Many people I respect…

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  1. June 18, 2012 3:41 am

    Nia:wen the souls of our ppl have finally been
    awaken.

    • June 20, 2012 6:10 pm

      Awaken and active, fostering and flourishing! About time First Nations culture in integrated into the education system and not simply dictated at with inaccuracy and insensitivity. The previous narrative taught in schools need MAJOR readjustments and this is a very strong, positive start. Bless

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