Andrew McConnell: Promoting Indigenous Voices in Education (Part 2)
In this episode of the Root & STEM podcast, we hear from Andrew McConnell, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Coordinator for the YRDSB, once again as he shares the importance of Indigenous knowledge and voices in youth learning. He explains how the language we use can affect the validity of Indigenous science. Andrew describes the importance of incorporating a compulsory high school language credit focused on Indigenous texts, before sharing his opinion in contrast to critics who don’t believe there is room in the curriculum for Indigenous studies. Finally, Andrew offers guidance to educators who look to include Indigenous perspectives in their teaching.