Teacher’s resource helps students in Manitoba and across Canada learn true legacy of residential schools through survivor’s life

A brand new teacher’s resource based on the life of a residential school survivor was released this week, and the president of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) said he believes the resource will be valuable because it will help students to better understand the true legacy of Canada’s residential schools. “The truth about residential schools must continue to be told, and Manitoba teachers will continue to tell it,” MTS President Nathan Martindale said while speaking at a media conference at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg on Monday.

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NESD enacting new provincial policy on sex ed, name changes

Saskatchewan’s North East School Division will follow a new policy from the provincial government that requires parents’ consent when students under the age of 16 change their preferred names or pronouns The new policy also requires that parents be informed on sexual education curriculum, with the option to decline their child’s participation.

Duelling rallies fuelled by controversial trustee’s return

Two separate rallies about the role of the Louis Riel School Division when it comes to teaching students about LGBTTQ+ identities unfolded only five kilometres away from each other, but attendees’ views were worlds apart. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, roughly 200 people – many of them wearing Pride flags and paraphernalia – chanted, “Hey! Ho! Transphobia has got to go!” outside LRSD headquarters at 900 St. Mary’s Rd.

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