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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

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