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."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-school-headdress-lajoie-1.3741254

 

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