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.
In This Series
'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.
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.
Talking to Native Teens about School
What First Nations kids say keeps them going, and what pulls them away. Second in a series.
Addictions: 'I Grew Up With It'
Listening to Native youth on drinking, drugging and getting beyond it. Third in a series.
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.
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.
'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.'