Friday, June 1, 2012

Education Can be Improved for First Nations Students By Craig & Marc Kielburger: An Interview With Me

I really went back and forth on whether to do this post.  I don't like to brag (too much), but I also want to advocate for Aboriginal Education, so...
Back when I did this interview, I was on a break from working on this blog and I regret that I didn't share it earlier.  The following link is to an article featuring an interview I did with the Free the Children Foundation, written by Craig & Marc Kielburger and published across the country (which was really kind of exciting).  I am not sure what kind of commentary I can provide with the article, I prefer to let it stand for itself.   

Opinion: Education can be improved for first nations students

I have noticed that there are minor differences between versions of the article published in different parts of Canada, so feel free to check them all out.
One important note I wanted to make regarding the editorial decisions made on the article: In the interview, I, and the gentleman I was speaking with, said "Aboriginal People", "Aboriginal Students", First Nations people", etc.  The decision to change it to "aboriginals", including with a small "A", was not done by myself or, I presume, the Kielburgers.  I am not fond of that editorial decision.  It serves to marginalize.  It makes us an adjective and not people.  Please be aware of that when reading the article.