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Headdress controversy points to bigger problems, First Nations educator says


A Montreal teacher's decision to hand out construction paper headdresses on the first day of classes points to the need for improved awareness and curriculum within the Quebec education system, a First Nations educator says.

"This is one small part of a larger conversation that needs to happen," said Orenda Boucher-Curotte, co-ordinator of the First Peoples' Centre at Dawson College.

"I'm slightly concerned that people who don't understand how this is offensive are then going to teach children about Indigenous people."


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