Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail Storytelling Project: Creating Indigenous Digital Pathways

TitleNuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail Storytelling Project: Creating Indigenous Digital Pathways
Faculty/College/UnitEducation
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2019
Project Summary

Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail Storytelling Project: Creating Indigenous Digital Pathways is situated on unceded territories of Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh, and Secwepemc First Nations. The Grease Trail Storytelling project aims to strengthen and expand Dene-Athabaskan Indigenous curriculum in existing blended learning programs, and competence for instructors working with Indigenous Teacher Candidates in rural areas of Northern BC. In acknowledgement of reconciliation, digital storytelling embraces language and digital literacy for Indigenous learners to develop open educational resources that actively engage with diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning contexts. The Grease Trail Storytelling Project will engage Indigenous Teacher Candidates who are often excluded in online learning environments, both as producers and consumers, thereby addressing educational digital divides. Indigenous Teacher Candidates enrolled in the NITEP Cariboo Field Centre will create open Indigenous digital storytelling resources intended to be used in Northern British Columbia communities and schools to enhance accessibility of educational resources.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJohanna Sam
Year 1: Funded Amount10,500
Year 1: Team Members

Johanna Sam, Doctoral Candidate / Cariboo Field Centre Coordinator / Lecturer, Indigenous Teacher Education, NITEP
Jessica La Rochelle, Assistant Director, NITEP / Manager, Indigenous Education
Amber Shilling, Digital Peer Mentor, NITEP
Jan Hare, Associate Dean, Indigenous Education / Professor, LLED / Director, NITEP