You Talk. We Listen.

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Question 1

What does the treaty right to education mean to you?

Question 2

What are the most important things you should be learning about at your school?

Question 3

What are some things you like about your school?

Question 4

What are some things you don’t like about your school?

Question 5

If you could create the world’s best First Nations school, what would be happening in it?

Learning From Our Elders

“We cannot tell our youth how to live. But we can teach them. We can share our experiences. If we show them a better way – maybe they will choose it.”
– Francis Bird, Cote First Nation

Engaging With Our Youth

Every reserve should have a school so people know where they come from, their inherent rights and their language.

In the system we have now, mental health is not being addressed. Depression, anxiety, stress and trauma are not being addressed because of funding. My generation are dealing with addictions issues to try to make the pain go away. I want more opportunities on reserves for students because opportunities help people make choices and not fall into bad habits.

My name is Tashina and I am a Nation Builder.

– Tashina Worm, Kawacatoose First Nation

“It takes a lot for us to get our stories out. Silent ones want to be heard, and hurt ones want to be healed.

We don’t know what lies ahead. Obstacles will get in front of us. Everyone has a dark background story to tell. They keep it to themselves.

Many people have gifts, but they don’t fully know how to use them. There’s still hope for everyone.

Everyday, us as Nation Builders, go through obstacles that stand in our way. Some of us feel lonely, lost and confused.

Most people are living in the past and not in the future. Everybody makes mistakes. Once you connect all those mistakes it’ll turn into a great life lesson.

My name is Tomas and I am a Nation Builder.”

– Tomas, White Bear First Nations

Youth Nation Builders