Revaluing Northern Studies
Kyla Kakfwi Scott believes in the importance of culture and the value of all forms of knowledge. The child of an aboriginal and non-aboriginal parent, it has been her constant goal to achieve balance between her two cultures, to learn as much as possible, and to carry that knowledge proudly. Kyla’s Fellowship paper looks at the Northern Studies 15 curriculum, the only mandatory high school course developed in the NWT. She seeks to find ways the course can be improved to serve the needs of students, and meet the overarching goal of preparing northern youth for life beyond the school system.