In this Tyee Solutions Society series, reporter Katie Hyslop looks at some inspiring models for doing things differently; what society's failure to help our Aboriginal youth learn is costing the rest of us; and how the federal and provincial governments might better spend Aboriginal education dollars.
In This Series
How Chief Atahm Elementary School Became a Success Story
'Develop wisdom, honour the spiritual.' Those principles guide a unique learning approach breaking through low expectations for First Nations achievement. First in a series.
'Most Teachers Don't Know Who First Nations Are'
We all pay when Aboriginal kids aren't given their best chance to learn. Second in a series.
Welcome to Haida High
With a majority Aboriginal population, the Haida Gwaii school district is using their language, heritage and culture to reach and teach their students. Third in a series.
Amidst the Big City, an Aboriginal Public School?
Vancouver's school board sees potential in a school designed from curriculum up to appeal to urban First Nations youth. Fourth in a series.
Giving Aboriginal Students Words of Their Own
More than a village, it takes a living language to educate a child. Aboriginal educators say BC's government is letting endangered tongues die. Latest in a series on successful First Nations education.
A World of First Nations, Learning
Outside BC, how other indigenous people, and other jurisdictions, are building a record of academic success. Last in a series.