The Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) has announced that all of its high schools will be offering a Grade 12 Indigenous Studies course in the 2022-23 school year. The course, titled “Contemporary Indigenous Issues and Perspectives in a Global Context,” will teach students about a variety of Indigenous issues that include environmental racism, political injustice, intergenerational trauma, and reconciliation. The course is being offered in response to student feedback, which indicated that over 60% of students were interested in a Grade 12 Indigenous Studies course option. Teachers will receive support from the DCDSB’s Indigenous Education department as well as the Indigenous Education Circle as they implement the course. “This course is part of the DCDSB’s ongoing commitment to reconciliation, supporting Indigenous students and families, and walking the path together with Indigenous partners,” said DCDSB superintendent Mariah O’Reilly.