NYT – Canadian Universities Strive to Include Indigenous Cultures

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“We are looking at replacing the legacy of the residential schools with a vibrant new learning culture in every First Nation, grounded in our proud heritage, identity and language,” Mr. Atleo, who is also chancellor of Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia, later declared, in a 2011 speech.

“To get there, we need to work with every university and college, with school boards, corporations and foundations and indeed all people in Canada,” he said.

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, along with several of its member schools, has heeded that call, recognizing that education statistics tell a sorry tale. The 2006 Canadian census indicates that only 13 percent of Aboriginal adults — First Nations, Inuit and Métis — aged 25 to 64 had university degrees, compared with 33 percent of other Canadians.

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