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Our ancestors were scientists’: How an Anishnaabe chemist injects elder knowledge into STEM classes – submitted by Nathalie Rudner

dawn prattDawn Pratt has loved science ever since the fourth grade when she became fascinated with a chemistry set her parents gave her.

But Pratt, a chemist from the Muscowpetung First Nation in Saskatchewan, said, “there is a big gap” between Indigenous students and non-Indigenous who go on to have careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Although Indigenous people make up about 5 per cent of the country’s total population, they only make up two per cent of all of those working STEM jobs in Canada, according to the Ottawa think tank Conference Board of Canada.

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Thanks for sharing Nathalie!!!!

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