I just wanted to tell you about what is going on at Lakehead University.
I am going to give you the gist of it and post links to sources so you can if you wish read more details.
Lakehead applied to have a law school.
Lakehead was denied.
Lakehead beefed up their law school with added First Nations content, a manditory full credit course taught by the Indigenous Learning Department.
Lakehead applied to have a law school a second time.
Lakehead was approved due to the uniquness of having the added First Nations content [not to mention the demographics of Thunder Bay include an amazing number of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people]
As the time approaches for said law school to open Lakehead “waters down” the First Nations content to a half credit taught instead by someone form the law department.
A number of Lakehead students have been participating in a “sit in” in front of the Presidents [of lakeheads] office. They have been there since Monday, Feb. 25th 2013 a link to their Facebook page is below and I suggest “liking” their page if you are interested in following this story and receiving up to date info on what is happening!
Oh and did I mention Lakeheads reasoning for cutting back this course was that it devalues the Law degree.
Even former President Fred Gilbert is calling Lakehead out for cutting Indigenous Learning from its law school!
*Keep in mind that any news info[ if you google more or read the links I posted] have only interviewed people on the school side of things like the president….they have not interviewed any of the students.*