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Anti-racist approach to education essential to address experience of indigenous teachers and students

 


Learning can be a transformative experience, whether it's at the elementary school or university level. But what is often overlooked is how our education system doesn't account for the unique experiences of indigenous students and teachers.

Elizabeth Gouthro, the director of learning with the Calgary Board of Education, has become an ally to that city's indigenous community by making sure indigenous youth receive the best education possible.

Last year, she received an award for her efforts — a Partner in Indigenous Education award from Indspire, a non-profit organization that invests in the education of indigenous people.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/building-an-ally-non-indigenous-people-share-their-stories-of-bridge-building-1.3430628/anti-racist-approach-to-education-essential-to-address-experience-of-indigenous-teachers-and-students-1.3434523

 

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