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“There is a need throughout B.C. for Indigenous curriculum and this meets that new curriculum that is up to date and has the proper protocols around Indigenous knowledge,” said Raibmon, adding it can be tough for teachers to find really good resources.
“I am very excited and proud about it and we have got some phenomenal responses from the school district,” said McKenzie. “Just recently we did a learn in for all of the teachers here in the district up here in Powell River and they were very excited to have local content to teach about.
“When I was growing up, we learned about the Haida and the Cree and I think that’s all good, but it had nothing to do with us here, right? Our teachings, our history and the current realities of this place,” said McKenzie, who operates his own PR firm.
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