August 11, 2022 – CBC PEI: The University of Prince Edward Island will now require all graduating students to have completed a course in Indigenous Studies. The course, part of the university’s newly established Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies (IKERAS), is launching this fall.
Assistant professor David Varis, who is Cree and a member of the UPEI Indigenous Circle, says the Indigenous Teachings course will cover Indigenous history, cultures and practices.
“We will also be getting into some very heavy topics, such as trauma, intergenerational trauma as a result of residential schools. The Sixties Scoop,” he said.
“However, we also talk about healing. And we talk a little bit about what’s taking place across Turtle Island Indigenous Peoples, and how they’re reclaiming their cultures.”
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