New course at Foothills Composite High School gives students opportunity to learn about local Indigenous history

A new course at Foothills Composite High School will give students an opportunity to learn about the history of local First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people. The All My Relations course – created by Cameron Campos and Charity Tegler – is offered to students in grades 10-12 and taught by local Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Each grade focuses on different aspects of Indigenous history, art, culture, and reconciliation with the goal of advancing Truth and Reconciliation in the local context. Students who have completed the Metis History and Stories course or the Treaties and Sovereignty course are able to enrol in the Indigenous Art and Ceremony course, where they learn about traditional, historical, and contemporary art forms. Pathways to Reconciliation, which can only be taken after completing the Art and Ceremony course, covers issues such as residential schools, intergenerational trauma, the ’60s Scoop, the Millennial Scoop, and living conditions on reserves, as well as their impact on local Indigenous communities.

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