Students at Prince George Secondary told to list 'positive' impact of colonies on Indigenous people

The mother of a Prince George, B.C., high school student says she is “fuming” after her son was given an assignment to list the “positive impacts” of colonies on Indigenous people.

The worksheet was distributed in a Grade 9 social studies class at Prince George Secondary School during the first week of classes. It instructed students to list both the “positive” and “negative” impacts of Europeans establishing colonies in the Americas, including Canada. Students were supposed to list the impacts on “Europeans in Europe”, “Europeans in the Colonies” and “Aboriginal Peoples.”

“It was extremely upsetting for both my son and myself,” Candace Aksidan, who is Nisga’a, told CBC. “My dad is a residential

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