University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society (STARS) promotes anti-racism education at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan through the support of the College. We work collaboratively to understand, identify, and address individual and systemic racism and its interlocking forms of oppression based on gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion and other socially constructed categories. We believe that anti-racist and decolonizing education, when woven together, can create humanizing and emancipatory change for everyone.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Indigenous Education and Race- The missing discussions

Finding a Place for Race at the Policy Table: Broadening the Indigenous Education Discourse in Canada Tracy Friedel (UBC) January 2010
"This publication is part of the Aboriginal Policy Research Series, which focuses on public policy issues affecting Métis, non-status Indians, and other Aboriginal peoples residing off-reserve. The series is produced in a partnership between the Institute On Governance (IOG) and the Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians (OFI)."

This informative publication focuses on the need for a discussion about race and the effects of racialization on Canada's Indigenous population in the Canadian Education system.

Canadian education systems have typically addressed issues of 'race' and culture through multicultural curricula add-ons. Current Anti-Racist research has determined that a multicultural approach to education lacks the ability to combat racism and/or eliminate the power and privilege lighter skinned citizens are afforded in our society.

The author concludes with several recommendations promoting the need for anti-racist education.

This publication is a definite must read for educators!! Pass it on to other teachers and administrators!

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