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Native Youth Speak Out

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Squamish Nation teens. Photo: J. Windh.

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

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Jacqueline Windh

'Native Youth Speak Out': A Series Funded by Tyee Readers

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.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Jul 2010


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Squamish band teens

Native Youth, In Their Own Voices

Today begins a series in which B.C. First Nations youth speak about school, alcohol and drugs, family, culture and language.

By Jacqueline Windh, 26 Jul 2010


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Native teen Belinda Lucas

Talking to Native Teens about School

What First Nations kids say keeps them going, and what pulls them away. Second in a series.

By Jacqueline Windh, 27 Jul 2010


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Native canoes at sunset

Addictions: 'I Grew Up With It'

Listening to Native youth on drinking, drugging and getting beyond it. Third in a series.

By Jacqueline Windh, 28 Jul 2010


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Native youth Becky Martin with child

Family Ties: Listening to Native Youth

'Today it still hurts to look back at it. How could they take us away from our mom?' Fourth in a reader-funded series.

By Jacqueline Windh, 29 Jul 2010


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Opitsaht reserve community

Native Youth, Clinging to Their Culture

'At potlatches they speak in our language. I've no idea what's going on.' Fifth in a reader-funded series.

By Jacqueline Windh, 30 Jul 2010


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Native youth Patrick Lucas

'It's the Start of New Times for Us'

Solutions must recognize First Nations' distinct cultural values. Last in the series 'Native Youth Speak Out.'

By Jacqueline Windh, 2 Aug 2010


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