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Inuit Education: Stereotyping at the Science Centre

While Inuit parents were being moved from igloos to houses in the 1950s, their children were being assimilated into the Canadian education system. In the worst cases, children were taken from their families, harshly disciplined and stripped of their culture. Only over the past 25 years have the Inuit been permitted a voice to speak out about how their children are educated. After so many years of feeling marginalized by formal education, the Inuit today are a people trying to correct the damage.

 A trip to the science centre reveals more about big-city bias than Inuit adaptation.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: May 3, 1978
Reporter: Bill Harrington
Duration: 1:45

Last updated: November 20, 2012

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