OTC: Winds of Change
A report card looking at Reconciliation in education systems in Canada says Saskatchewan is doing well.
The KAIROS Winds of Change Education for Reconciliation Report Card 2018 was released, two years after their first one.
In 2016 Saskatchewan was rated as Good in both public commitment and implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 62 into the provincial curriculum. The 62nd Call to Action includes a call for the addition of information on residential schools, Treaties, and Indigenous histories and contributions to Canada.
In the 2018 report continues to hold that position.
The report reflects that Treaty education has been mandatory since 2007 and the subjects age appropriate. It mentions “consultation with Aboriginal Peoples includes a co-management agreement regarding education between the Flying Dust First Nation and the Meadow Lake School Division, recognizing the authority of First Nations jurisdiction over education.
The Winds of Chage Education report looks for Saskatchewan to expand education on the “Historical and Contemporary Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples,” develop mandatory content for Grades 10 -12 and a teacher’s guide “for culturally sensitive delivery of Indigenous content and working with Indigenous peoples.”
With these measures Saskatchewan would move to Excellent, a rating attained by the Northwest Territories’ and Ontario’s public commitment. Manitoba is the only province to rate Excellent in both public commitment and implementation.
To see the full report card visit: Winds of Change
KAIROS Canada is a faith-based social justice organization of ten Canadian churches and religious organizations with a focus on Indigenous and international human rights.