Native Youth Speak Out
Tofino-based Jacqueline Windh spoke with 14 First Nations teenagers from various corners of the province, providing an opportunity for them to share their views on school, alcohol and drugs, family, culture and language.
The six-part series was made possible by Tyee readers who gave to the Tyee Fellowship Fund. Windh received a $5,000 Tyee Fellowship for Solutions Reporting enabling her to carry out this project.
In This Series
Jacqueline Windh pursued her quest to let First Nations kids speak about their lives, made possible by you who gave to The Tyee Fellowship Funds.
Today begins a series in which B.C. First Nations youth speak about school, alcohol and drugs, family, culture and language.
What First Nations kids say keeps them going, and what pulls them away. Second in a series.
Listening to Native youth on drinking, drugging and getting beyond it. Third in a series.
'Today it still hurts to look back at it. How could they take us away from our mom?' Fourth in a reader-funded series.
'At potlatches they speak in our language. I've no idea what's going on.' Fifth in a reader-funded series.
Solutions must recognize First Nations' distinct cultural values. Last in the series 'Native Youth Speak Out.'