Inuit Residential School Histories and the New Nunavut Social Studies Curriculum

Inuit and northern educators, with community partners, have developed and implemented locally-relevant education programs founded on Inuit culture and language. An exemplar of this work is the recently completed grade 10 social studies module for schools in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (developed in partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation), The Residential School System in Canada: Understanding the Past – Seeking Reconciliation – Building Hope for Tomorrow.

The threads of curriculum change, residential schools history and social studies education come together through this presentation to illustrate how school programs can be a site of engagement for critical thinking as well as cultural responsiveness, in making connections between the past, present and future.

Co-sponsored with the Indigenous Education Institute of Canada and Tsk`’el Indigenous Graduate Studies

Cathy McGregoInuit Residential School Histories and the New Nunavut Social Studies Curriculumr
Curriculum & School Services,
Nunavut Department of Education

Liz Fowler
Curriculum Development Consultant,
Government of Nunavut

Heather E. McGregor
Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness, UBC

Sarah Daitch
Dispute Resolution, UVic /
NWT & NU Departments of Education

Sty-Wet-Tan, First Nations House of Learning, 1985 West Mall, UBC
Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 4:00 – 6:30 pm