CBC Edmonton, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation partner on high school credit course

May 16, 2018

CBC Edmonton and the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation partnered on the CBC/Alexis Media Mentoring and Training program, which allowed students to earn high school credit by sharing a story. Students were connected with indigenous mentors from CBC, the media industry, the education sector, and their community. “I think it's pretty cool having them here,” said student Tanisha Alexis, who published a story on language. “It's not something we get to see everyday so we should take advantage of it while it's right in front of us.” The stories cover a diverse range of topics and include a discussion of traditional Sioux foods by 16-year-old Jeremiah Alexis, a poem about the Nation as home by an anonymous 15-year-old, and a story about discovering the beauty of Sioux culture by 15-year-old Sunshine Potts. CBC (1) | CBC (2)