The First Peoples’ Post-secondary Storytelling Exchange (2016-2020) is a multi-institutional project funded by a Partnership Development Grant through SSHRC’s Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF), with support for dissemination from a SSHRC Connections grant.
The project is about creating more responsive post-secondary education for Indigenous students and honouring Indigenous approaches to teaching and learning.
Over 100 people from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities told stories of education and learning at school, college, university, in family and on the land. Storytelling exchanges, talking circles, and filmmaking took place in the Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) area, in Kanien’kehá:ka communities and in Inuit territory in Northern Quebec.
This website shares what we learned including participants’ recommendations for better educational opportunities. It also documents our collaborative methodology and provides resources for educators, students and families.