Homework assignment to list ‘positive’ stories about residential schools under investigation

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A B.C. mother says she is furious after her daughter and other Grade 6 students were given homework asking them to highlight “positive” stories and facts about Canada’s residential school system for Indigenous children. The Abbotsford School District said it is investigating after being made aware of the assignment Wednesday. Krista Macinnis, 31, said her 11-year-old daughter was given the assignment in a class at William A. Fraser Middle School. It directs students to: “Write at least 5+ positive stories/facts from the residential schools from three different websites.” Macinnis and her children are First Nations. Her ancestry comes from the Cree and Blackfoot nations.

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