The Guardian

Canada children's book recalled amid accusations of whitewashing history

Workbook recasts dispossession of First Nations peoples as voluntaryText sparks outrage on social media for ignoring ‘suffering and injustice’
‘We know that our Complete Canadian Curriculum Grade 3 does not provide an accurate depiction of the interaction between Canada’s First Nations and European settlers.’ Photograph: Canadian Press/Rex/Shutterstock

A Canadian publishing company has recalled a children’s workbook after critics accused it of “whitewashing” the treatment of First Nations following the arrival of European settlers in Canada.

The workbook, designed as supplementary material for school-age children, recasts the dispossession of First Nations peoples

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Guardian

The Guardian3 min read
'He's A Barbarian': Māori Tribe Bans Replica Of Captain Cook's Ship From Port
New Zealand village complains to ministry of culture and heritage over planned visit by a replica of the Endeavour
The Guardian3 min read
The Best Way Of Dealing With Online Trolls? Ignore Them – And Starve Them Of Oxygen | Stuart Heritage
As Countdown’s human calculator has shown with her Twitter abusers, blocking them – and not engaging – is a better way of dealing with them
The Guardian8 min read
The Birth Of Solidarity In Poland - Archive 1980
How the Guardian reported the creation of the first independent labour union in the Soviet bloc