Topic: beyond beads and bannock

House of the Future: Inside B.C.'s first public Indigenous-centred school

A look at B.C.'s first public Indigenous choice school, located in one of the most challenged areas of Prince George.

'Am I colonizing this curriculum?' Teachers share challenges of getting new Indigenous curriculum right

The B.C. government is rolling out a new curriculum with Indigenous perspectives and culture woven into it and, for some non-Indigenous teachers, delivering the content authentically and accurately can be an intimidating challenge.

'I had my eyes opened': Indigenous curriculum enriches lives of B.C. and international students

B.C. and international students from the Langley Fine Arts School say studying Indigenous culture in high school changed their approach to education and Canadian history.

Vancouver Island school children get their hands dirty learning SENĆOŦEN language

Students at one Vancouver Island school are taking immersive language learning a step further — and getting their hands dirty practising SENĆOŦEN, one of the Coast Salish group of languages.

A window into residential school experiences, the Witness Blanket inspires middle school textbook

Kwalgiulth carver and artist Carey Newman is using the items collected for the Witness Blanket to create a book for middle school students. The artifacts are from residential school survivors and residential school buildings.

Digital archive of old B.C. textbooks highlights 'constant dehumanizing of Indigenous people'

Pia Russell does her work and research deep in archives of the library at the University of Victoria but is making sure that the legacy of prejudice she’s uncovering in old school textbooks is not forgotten.

Should there be a mandatory Indigenous-focused high school course? B.C. educators say yes

The CBC series Beyond Beads and Bannock examines the call by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the B.C. Teachers' Federation for an indigenous-themed course to be a high school graduation requirement.

'Being able to walk with their heads up': Indigenous students gain pride through language revitalization

Mandy Jones is the Hul'qumi'num language co-ordinator for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District. She says she has seen a dramatic increase in demand in her school district for the language classes.