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Carleton University to host symposium on Inuit relocations – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202137 Views

Feb 16, 2021

It’s great that provincial governments are finally teaching school children about the history of residential schools, but it’s not enough, says Martha Flaherty. Canadian students need to learn about Inuit history, including the High Arctic relocations in the 1950s.

Flaherty is the former president of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, a current Pauktuutit board member and an Ottawa-based interpreter-translator. She was speaking in advance of a keynote address she will deliver at a Feb. 25 virtual symposium hosted by Carleton University’s Ojigkwanong Centre for Indigenous Initiatives.

“Put this relocation story into the curriculum in schools. It has to be done. It’s hidden,” Flaherty said.

“Ottawa is embarrassed about it. But the younger people need to know the truth about how ugly we were treated.”

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