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Beyond Words: Stories of Our Time

September 30, 2017 to April 7, 2018

*Voiceover audio of videos is the same as text below each video. 

History is created through the stories we tell. But which stories are repeated and shared? How do stories change over time? When are they forgotten?

In Beyond Words: Stories of Our Time, students from schools across BC explore Indigenous ways of knowing and learning using the The First Peoples Principles of Learning. Through art-making, students voice what their words alone cannot.

Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike reflect on what it means to be a young person in this moment in Canadian history. These collaborative projects have sparked meaningful dialogue surrounding social injustice, universal interconnectedness, and most importantly, truth and reconciliation.

About the First Peoples Principles of Learning

The British Columbian curriculum for K-12 has been revised and redesigned over the last few years to include more Indigenous content into student learning- in an attempt to go beyond post-colonial Canadian history. A focus has also been placed on inquiry-based learning, which values questions and exploring possibility for connections, above absolute answers. The First Peoples Principles of Learning was developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC). 

View the First Peoples Principles of Learning here.

Videos: Process photos provided by the educators and artists involved. Video voice-over coordinated by Peter Henrich at Burning Rainbow Studio. Voice talent:  David Henrich and Kailen Regehr

View Projects

Click the photos below to learn more about each project.

Exhibition Photos

  • Photography by Christopher Guy
  • Photography by Christopher Guy
  • Photography by Christopher Guy
  • Photography by Christopher Guy
  • Photography by Christopher Guy
  • Photography by Christopher Guy
  • Photography by Christopher Guy
  • Photography by Christopher Guy



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