Tides Canada Initiatives, in collaboration with Tyee Solutions Society (TSS), proposes to explore a variety of experiments in Aboriginal-led education in B.C. through an innovative journalism project, published in multiple media outlets.
TSS will tell the nuanced stories of these new experiments in culturally-responsive education: the challenges, but mostly the promising early successes. We propose to focus on five B.C. communities; to listen, learn, and build relationships, and to formally interview, report and photograph. Stories will be intended for the general public but will also be in-depth enough to be a useful resource for people working on the ground to affect change, aboriginal and non-aboriginal.
This project builds on recent education reporting by Katie Hyslop, and on her masters’ thesis for the UBC School of Journalism on child poverty in Hazelton, which involved traveling to the community and interviewing politicians, Aboriginal families, a representative of the Gitxsan treaty office, and others. You can find her recent education reporting here: http://thetyee.ca/Bios/Katie_Hyslop/