University of Alberta

Youth Exchange through Arts & Technology – Stories of Culture, Identity, Community & Place:

Grounded in an Indigenous worldview, our study acknowledges the need for decolonizing education, but moves beyond critique to embrace wisdom traditions and Indigenous knowledges offering guidance on how to proceed. A collaborative curriculum exploration and youth exchange will take place between three Aboriginal schools in the Northwest Territories and Alberta, exploring the role that arts and digital technologies can play in nurturing success for Aboriginal learners. Building upon their stories and experiences the young learners in each community will create artifacts that speak to their understandings of culture, identity, community and place and share these with students at the other schools.


Diane Conrad, PhD, MEd, BEd, BFA – Associate Professor Education/Secondary Education





Dwayne Donald, Associate Professor of Education/Secondary Education







Misty Underwood, Graduate Research Assistant at University of Alberta