Indigenous Youth Success Stories
Students from Diamond Jenness Secondary School in Hay River, NWT, wrote a rap about Residential Schools. Rik brought professional recording equipment and instruments and helped the students produce the rap into a song and a video. It got over 6500 views on FB and a feature interview on CBC North.
Over 4 days, 200 Grade 10 students wrote 6 songs and a bunch of slam poems. Students were divided into 7 groups…6 groups chose songwriting and 1 group chose slam poetry. Each group had one 3 hour session working with a professional songwriter, to write and rehearse their song. Writers in the slam poetry session each wrote their own. On Friday, the entire school performed.
Telling a great story is a life-changing experience and an exciting way to discover and develop your creativity. Like the experience students at Alexis Arrowmaker School in Wekweètì, NWT had recently.
Grade 4-6 students from K’atl’dechee First Nation, NWT, produced this project on what it means to be a role model. We wanted it to be fun (and funny) so we came up with a story that let them act, operate cameras, write & perform a song and spend a day filming out on the land at the school’s day camp.
Digital Media Storytelling is a great way for students to work together creatively to explore themes and values and to share those ideas in a fun and interesting way with others.
Better Together -Netamisakomik, Pic Mobert, ON
Students & staff from Netamisakomik Centre for Education, Pic Mobert First Nation, ON created this project. We wanted to build school spirit and highlight the value of each student and the difference everyone can make. Students were involved in writing the song featured in this video. They wrote and performed the slam poem and came up with activities they filmed that showed the different ways that they were together.
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