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Canada needs more space for indigenous people in academia

May 19, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Rebecca Thomas is a Mi'kmaw woman living in Mi'kma'ki (Nova Scotia) and was Halifax's poet laureate, the first indigenous person to hold the title, from 2016 to 2018. She works as a college student adviser. 

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Last week, Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax came under fire for assigning a white professor a course about the residential school system that housed indigenous children for forced assimilation. The university picked a knowledgeab...