Queen’s students petition for an Indigenous health course that is open to all students

A group of health and kinesiology students at Queen’s University are petitioning for the development of an Indigenous health course that students from any program can access. The students recently completed a special topics course focused on Indigenous resilience, vitality, and health that is only available to upper year students in the program. Student Mariam Farooq told the Queen’s Journal that she believes an open health course led by Indigenous instructors would be beneficial. Nathan Brinklow, Queen’s associate head (Indigenous Studies) in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, told the Journal that the curriculum is constantly being developed and reassessed across the university with an eye towards Indigenization, and encouraged students to speak to faculty if they want to see courses developed.

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