I write this post from my home in Vancouver, on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. I am grateful to be a guest here.
I don’t know what you guys were doing on a Friday night, but was in class. We had a presentation about the Indigenization of Curriculum. The presenter described an experience of working with a group of Canadians, teaching them about the history of their land, including many things they did not know (like residential schools, the sixties scoop, the fact that we live on unceded traditional territories – not under treaty), and in an exit survey many of the participants said they did not feel a shift in their identity, in terms of what it meant to be a Canadian.