Delbert Horton, IAESC Board member
“I recall a time one of the young ladies in our community was talking about her education experience in a provincial school. ‘In that whole school year, I only felt good that one day about being in school,'” Horton said, quoting the student.
“She said the history teacher talked about the history and how Anishinabe people … had some positive things to say about Anishinabe people. “When I heard that, that made me feel, oh ya, that’s my people you’re talking about, and you’re talking about them in a good way,” he continued.
“So it was only one day of the year … So now, when we look at our Institutes in Ontario, the Institutes are offering more than one day.
“They are spending more time, you see the different programs where the students are being taught about who they are and how they fit in society, instilling that notion, that idea or that belief, ‘I am a proud Anishinabe person … and here’s why, I have my language, I have my stories,'” he said.
“That means a lot.”