BC Indigenous course requirement now in place, four school districts have developed local courses

The Government of British Columbia‚Äôs Indigenous course requirement is now in place for high school students, reports CBC. Under the requirement, all Grade 12 students in BC must take at least one of ten approved courses that place a focus on Indigenous readings, teachings, culture, and history in order to graduate from high school. Four school districts in BC have taken advantage of the option to develop their own courses in collaboration with local First Nation(s). Indigenous education consultant Jo Chrona explained that this option “will require more time because collaboration requires more time, but [will result in] courses that respond to local First Nations’ priorities.”