INDG 100 Research Paper

“When discussing Canadian history in a classroom, the most common stories and concepts that are discussed can be classified under what Timothy Stanley calls “the grand narrative” (2002). The grand narrative consists of commonly known histories about Canada, or, the most common representations of Canada. What is important to recognize about post-colonial teachings is that the histories and stories are constructed and conditioned perspectives on history. Not only are Indigenous students not able to connect and see their heritage within the lessons they learn, but also other minority groups share this disconnection and disregard towards their Ancestors who contributed to the development of what is now called ‘Canada’.” – Janelle Langley, 2019