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Nation Education: Examining Aboriginal Education in British Columbia

For back to school, Daybreak North ran a special series on Aboriginal education called "Nation Education." Here are all the segments from that series:

Part 1:

Half of all aboriginal students won't graduate in B.C. But who's to blame: the student, the teacher, the parent or the system? For an answer, we get two different opinions. Paul Michel is director of First Nations studies at UNBC and a former principal of a First Nations independent school, and Peter Cowley is director of school performance studies at the Fraser Institute, and helps to author the Aboriginal Student report card.

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Part 2:

Katie Hyslop is the Tyee Solutions Society's Education Reporter, and for part two of our series she told us about how Chief Atahm Immersion School on the Adams Lake reserve is  putting Aboriginal culture and language first.

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Part 3:
In Haida Gwaii, 75% of the students are Haida, but the curriculum only allows 10% local content. As we hear in this clip, Haida councils want more.

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Part 4:

For the conclusion of our series, we reached out to those most affected by Aboriginal education issues: Aboriginal youth. Host Robert Doane speaks with three past and present students about their educational experience in northern B.C.

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