No immediate plans to implement TRC recommendations: STU Journalism – The Aquinian

No immediate plans to implement TRC recommendations: STU Journalism – The Aquinian

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 2015331 Views

St. Thomas Journalism Department has no immediate plan to follow recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada to better teach aboriginal issues.

“I think it’s something we need to respond to, certainly sooner rather than later,” said Philip Lee, acting chair of the department at St. Thomas.

Lee said they’ll eventually try to put those recommendations into the class room.

In June the committee made many recommendations to Canadians. In light of the history and legacy of residential schools, some of those recommendations were directed at media and journalism schools.

“We call upon Canadian journalism programs and media schools to require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal– Crown relations.”

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