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Grade 10 distance course asks about ‘benefits’ of residential schools, calls First Nations alcoholism ‘common’ – CBC

Jun 18, 2021

Nova Scotia course also asks students why poverty is common in First Nations populations

A Mi’kmaw student says she was saddened and hurt to see racist stereotypes about Indigenous people included in her Nova Scotia Grade 10 English correspondence course, which also asked students to list the advantages and disadvantages of being placed in a residential school.

Malaika Joudry-Martel started the correspondence course — which was sent out by the province’s Education Department — in March and was slowly plugging away at it this week when her mother, shalan joudry, asked to take a look at it.

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