Your work will be much more successful if you first educate yourself about our First Nation. If you are new to the community, find out more about our history. As a starting point, check out other parts of this website, particularly the section entitled Our Worldview. We have also recently published an updated history of our First Nation (Helene Dobrowolsky, Hammerstones: a history of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, 2014).
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in is a full partner in the education of our children and we tell the stories of our history and foster our language and culture to every level from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12.
(Link to section entitled Renewal/Education for more information.)
Despite seeming identical to other students, be aware that children of aboriginal ancestry are different in their recent history, values and perspectives, and relationships to their families and culture. Some feel estranged from their heritage and it is important to understand some of the reasons why. Infamous periods such as the residential school era and the so-called “Sixties Scoop” have affected generations of children and their families.