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A Niagara-area school is auditing the materials of a teacher who’s facing undisclosed “disciplinary action” after a student was sent home with a worksheet depicting two cartoon characters in stereotypical Indigenous clothing, including feathered headbands.
Tracee Smith, who lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., was shocked when her four-year-old son Ekkian Christmas came home from junior kindergarten with the worksheet entitled “Two little Indians are eating ice cream.” It asked students to “colour the scoops that have an ‘I’ or ‘i’ on it.”
“I couldn’t believe that I was reading it. I went from being shocked, to upset, to really disappointed, all very quickly,” said Smith, a member of the Missanabie Cree
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