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It is important that all education should include Aboriginal perspectives because:

  • The country that all Canadians call home was the ancestral home of Aboriginal populations long before the arrival of Europeans.
  • Decisions made by the Canadian government have hurt Aboriginal populations, and these hurts continue to play out today. Knowledge, understanding and restitution are needed to address the resulting inequities.
  • Aboriginal peoples of this land have ways of knowing and understandings that are part of their cultures that offer alternative perspectives on issues such as ecology, education, justice, health and spirituality, among others. 
  • Aboriginal populations are growing exponentially and experiencing cultural revitalization in many parts of the country, and it is important that their voices are included in local and national discourses. 


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