Giant atlas brings Indigenous history into Waterloo region schools – CTV News

Giant atlas brings Indigenous history into Waterloo region schools – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202225 Views

Sept. 28, 2022

An Indigenous Peoples Atlas fills almost half of the gymnasium at St. Gabriel’s School in Cambridge as a way to teach truth and reconciliation to the next generation.

Jennifer Staats, the Indigenous and equity consultant at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, has been teaching students the history of Indigenous communities, including the history of residential schools.

Staats said her father’s family is from Six Nations, and they are Mohawk.

“There’s over 120 residential schools on this map, so the kids can look for the residential schools. And some of them are amazed they can find 10, 20 residential schools on this map. They can’t believe there are so many,” said Staats.

The map is a learning experience for students.

Read More: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/giant-atlas-brings-indigenous-history-into-waterloo-region-schools-1.6088635

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