Posted on Mar 31, 2021
Sarah Hoffman, NDP Critic for Education, made the following statement today in response to the Métis Nation of Alberta’s call for a full rewrite of the draft K-6 curriculum
“I fully support the Métis Nation of Alberta in their call for this unacceptable curriculum to be withdrawn and rewritten. Jason Kenney and Adriana LaGrange should listen to the words of President Audrey Poitras when she says ‘representation from many voices must exist at every level of the curriculum-making process and that includes Métis voices.’
“Albertans have found bizarre factual errors throughout this curriculum, and choices in priorities that promote European history, art, and religious traditions at the expense of the many other cultures that are fundamental to the lives of Alberta students. The delay and removal of Indigenous content is one of the most egregious examples of this.
“President Poitras says this curriculum is an attempt to eliminate the voice and history of the Métis Peoples in Alberta, and that is simply unacceptable. Kenney and LaGrange should apologize and withdraw this botched curriculum today.”