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Fundamental changes are being triggered in these lands. Curricula are being rewritten across the country by provincial ministries of education to incorporate treaty education and Indigenous perspectives in their education systems. Added to this is the push in education circles to implement "inquiry-based learning," an approach that nurtures students' natural predispositions to issues concerning social justice and human rights.

When Canada declared war on Germany in September, 1939, women from across the nation went to war on the home front. They stepped up, doffing their aprons and donning factory uniforms to bridge the gap with a sombre commitment to do whatever was required to bring their men home. Battles on the frontlines raged while women in Canada braved hardship, managed food rations, raised their families, and often worked in highly dangerous conditions.

Dundurn is pleased to announce that Local Customs by Audrey Thomas has been nominated for the Ontario Library Association (OLA)’s 2016 Evergreen Award, part of the Forest of Reading program. The Evergreen Award features adult titles, and the list is chosen by a committee of experienced library staff.

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