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Cradleboard initiative supported by U of S

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Compiled by Shari Narine







The University of Saskatchewan signed a memorandum of understanding with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the founder of the Cradle Board Teaching Project, to support Aboriginal education in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Cradleboard Initiative is a cross-cultural educational resource project supporting Kindergarten through Grade 8 students in science, technology, engineering and math.  Curriculum for the program will be developed by U of S students, Sainte-Marie’s Nihewin Foundation Canada and Aboriginal educators to support the provincial science curriculum’s explicit mandate to co-present Indigenous and western perspectives on science at all levels of learning. “In order to achieve the highest level of success in their academic pursuits, Aboriginal students must be able to recognize themselves and their cultures in the curriculum they study and in the places they study,” said Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, director of Aboriginal initiatives at the U of S, in a news release.