Door is open for Dene, Metis, Inuvialuit education revival – NNSL

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Door is open for Dene, Metis, Inuvialuit education revival – NNSL

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202115 Views

There is no mention of the Dene, Metis, or Inuvialuit student population in the Education Act Modernization document. This is by long-standing design (see related story, Education modernization in consulting phase: Focus on early years, Tlicho tell GNWT).

The founding non-Indigenous fathers (emphasis on gender and culture) of the NWT government in the late 1960s insisted all citizens of the North be viewed equally.

Noble as this may sound, this ignores the historic fact the laws, government, economy, even language come from the non-Indigenous colonial power established in the south.

The overarching philosophy of equality was applied with a kind of righteous pride through the dominating lens of the non-Indigenous culture, ruling completely over the Dene, Metis and Inuvialuit people.

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