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Qikiqtani Truth Commission materials added to Nunavut curriculum – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202340 Views

Nov 10, 2023

Goal to educate children on historical events impacting Inuit of the Qikiqtani region: GN

Historical material from the Qikiqtani Truth Commission reports will be incorporated into Nunavut schools’ curriculum through a partnership between the Government of Nunavut and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, an Education Department spokesperson says.

A team of educators and staff from both QIA and the Education Department will produce teaching guides, theme kits and student journals that educate children on historical events and decisions impacting Inuit of the Qikiqtani region, Education spokesperson Matthew Illaszewicz said in a news release.

The materials will be age-appropriate, span all grade levels and support implementation of the made-in-Nunavut curriculum development plan, he added.

“Our goal is to ensure Inuit culture, language and history are foundational in the educational programming for children from grades 1 through 12 in the Qikiqtani region,” Education Minister Pamela Gross said in a statement.

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