The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Calgary Canvas is an ongoing series that illustrates two views on important issues in the city.

 The first day of college or university can be nerve-racking for a lot of students. Adjusting to new surroundings and trying to navigate your way through crowded halls are just some of the pitfalls at a city campus.

In an effort to lift Indigenous curriculum off the page and uphold the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, some professors are turning to Indigenous students in the classroom to speak to the content.

Educators need to update their teaching manuals says some Indigenous students and educators.

Sometimes, when journalists bring people together for a potentially difficult conversation, it takes time for participants to open up. But, when the Calgary Journal invited three people to speak about Indigenous childcare issues, they launched into a powerful conversation without any prompting.