Can only an indigenous scholar teach indigenous history?Historians in the News
tags: Canada, indigenous people
A group of Canadian professors is speaking out against a Halifax university's handling of a residential schools course quandary, saying the race or ethnicity of a professor should not be a consideration when assigning a course.
Mount Saint Vincent University found itself embroiled in controversy after assigning a course about Canada's residential schools to a non-Indigenous professor, something activists say undermines reconciliation efforts.
In response, the school called a meeting this week between Indigenous faculty and staff and the professor assigned to the course to determine a way forward.
But the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship says in a letter that the decision to call a meeting undercuts university collegiality and the integrity of the academic department overseeing the course and curriculum. ...
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