Elder Amanda White, Knowledge Keeper of the Vancouver School Board took center stage. She told her story and set the tone for the 2 weeks of the youthLEADarts workshop. It was inspirational and hard to listen to narrative that matched benchmarks in her life against the Canadian Government’s Indian Act.
Here are some of words that came from the story and the discussion the students had with Elder Amanda afterwards. Each person offered a comment, question, or word that the tale had provoked.