Ontario’s education curriculum is undergoing revision to increase Indigenous content. While the curriculum presently includes the history of residential schools, additional Indigenous histories and perspectives are not mandatory to teach.(1) The process of revising the current curriculum has been long, and a completed proposal has yet to be approved.(2) The Manomin Research Project is responding to this resource gap by producing posters (such as the one featured here) that not only provides Indigenous content (e.g. traditional foods and harvesting practices), but Indigenous content shaped by community consultation.
(1) Jasmine Kabatay and Rhiannon Johnson, “Charting progress on Indigenous content in school curricula,” CBC News, October 2, 2019.
(2) Allison Jones, “First Nations leaders upset new Indigenous high school curriculum not mandatory in Ontario,” Global News, May 22, 2019.