a storybook about the residential school experience. The children were very interested in the grandmother and empathized with how the children must have felt when they were forced to cut their hair, were kept from their families and were forbidden to speak their languages.
“It’s important to learn and talk about it so that we can learn from the mistakes that were made so something like that never happens again.”
The children are already wise. They will only benefit as more and more Indigenous curriculum and literature becomes available to them as they grow up. CGS Staff is joining in too – Marie has recently arranged for the Staff to join an online course with the University of Alberta called Indigenous Canada. We’re very much looking forward to deepening our understanding too. Marie and Paula are also hard at work behind the scenes putting together a CGS Indigenous curriculum for next year.