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GOOD NEWS 📚 (Repost via #CBC ) "A librarian at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education ( #OISE ) at the University of Toronto has compiled a list of #IndigenousEducation content available. . The resource compilation is a response to the recent cancellation of Truth and Reconciliation curriculum writing sessions that were to build upon Ontario's curriculum by infusing Indigenous knowledge and #pedagogy across all subjects and grades. . "I compiled these items so that teachers would have something that they could look to that are largely created by Indigenous #educators , #artists , and #authors to bring those #authentic world views into their classrooms," said #DesmondWong. . Wong is not Indigenous but he works closely with Indigenous staff, students and faculty and is responsible for the Indigenous #education materials in the library. . "I think it's a responsibility for all of us as settlers to learn about these things and to celebrate Indigenous people & Indigenous students for the gifts that they have and the knowledge that they carry," he said. . It's important now for settlers, whether they're educators or not, to step up, said Wong. . "If there is no commitment from our education authorities, we need to take on the commitment to have these conversations, to talk to the people in our families, our children, our nieces & nephews, about Indigenous education." . "These sorts of initiatives they don't just benefit Indigenous students," said Jeffrey Ansloos, an #Indigenous education professor at OISE. . "They lift the entire community up, so I think it's something that we need to care about, not just because it's helping some Indigenous kids or families but it's something that can really transform our entire #community. " . Ansloos, from Fisher River Cree Nation, said Wong "is doing the work that's supporting our communities." . "I think that that's really the measure of a true ally — somebody that's putting themselves into the work, committing to that process." . Since it went live on July 12, Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching has so far been visited 9,000 times."