Welcome to an Aboriginal School

Slideshow by Katie Hyslop with photos by Marvin Beatty.


In June 2011, Tyee Solutions Society reporter Katie Hyslop travelled to British Columbia’s Adams Lake Reserve to visit Chief Atahm Immersion as part of her series on Successful Practices in Aboriginal Education. More on the series here.

With images from Hyslop and freelance photographer Marvin Beatty and audio from interviews conducted with faculty and elders from the school, this slideshow gives you a taste of the blend of Secwepemc culture, language, and history with K-7 education offered at Chief Atahm.

This series was produced by Tyee Solutions Society in collaboration with Tides Canada Initiatives Society. This series was made possible through the support of the Vancouver Foundation, McLean Foundation, and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. TSS funders and Tides Canada Initiatives neither influence nor endorse the particular content of TSS’ reporting. Additional reporting was sponsored by CBC Radio and aired on the Daybreak North radio program Sept. 6-9, 2011. Other publications wishing to publish this story or other Tyee Solutions Society-produced articles, please contact Chris Wood.