Teacher mis­tak­enly hands out of­fen­sive puz­zle

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - CANADA -

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — A school di­vi­sion in south­ern Saskatchewan is apol­o­giz­ing af­ter a hand­out with of­fen­sive words was mis­tak­enly given to stu­dents. Prairie South Schools says a Thanks­giv­ing hand­out sup­plied to a Grade 3 class in Moose Jaw had a word search puz­zle in the shape of a teepee.

The puz­zle con­tained “squaw” and “pa­poose,” deroga­tory terms for In­dige­nous women and chil­dren.

The school di­vi­sion says the teacher had not care­fully pre­viewed the hand­out and was shocked to learn days later of its con­tent.

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