High ranking educators in BC are calling for more Indigenous focused education in BC, according to a CBC report.
In 2015 the government introduced a string of Indigenous subjects in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, but now the First Nations Education Steering Committee are calling for manditory Indigenous courses.
According to Committee coordinator Jo Chrona, making one Indigenous course manditory for graduation would foster a stronger understanding of our country’s true history.
BC Teachers’ Federation head Glen Hansman agrees with Chrona and the committee, saying the Federation has been pushing for a manditory course since 2012.
Education Minister Rob Fleming says the 2015 changes have seen plenty of success and the possibility of mandatory changes is on the table for next fall.