The Black Lives Matter in New Brunswick Education Project takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Wolastokiyik territory. It is our aim to work toward a common goal of dismantling systems of oppression that disproportionately affect Indigenous and Black people within the Wabanaki Confederacy.
This project is dedicated to Dr. Mary Louise McCarthy-Brandt, who continues to inspire us with her crucial academic and community-based work with and for Black communities in New Brunswick.
The New Brunswick Black Lives Matter Education Project was formed in 2020, and seeks to address the erasures of past and present Black histories, communities, and experiences in New Brunswick Social Studies education. This is an evolving collection of K-12 resources that aim to bring Black histories and experiences into New Brunswick classrooms. This action research project was born out of a collaboration between Black Lives Matter-Fredericton and members of UNB’s Faculty of Education, with support from Saint Thomas University’s Faculty of Education and Office of Experiential Learning. To learn more about our website, check out this short video: