Hands-On Track: Starting an Indigenous/Jewish Canadian Conversation with Leah Mauer
(On May 15, this class is going on a field trip, and the tickets for that trip have sold out. New students can join on May 22.)
We hear the word ‘reconciliation’ a lot in Canada these days. But what does this word really mean? What is our responsibility as Canadians and as Jews to this process? Throughout this course, we’ll begin to answer these questions and more as we take a critical look at colonization, connections to land, intergenerational trauma, diaspora, status and identity from both a Canadian and a Jewish perspective. Leah Mauer
is a high school teacher with the Toronto District School Board, where she teaches toward reconciliation in all of her history, English, and social sciences courses. She has engaged in years of personal and professional learning from indigenous and non-indigenous teachers about Canada’s history of colonization and the experiences of indigenous peoples in Canada, especially with regard to the residential school system.