Indigenous students are constantly learning to walk in two different worlds. It is often said they walk with a moccasin on one foot, and a running shoe on the other. For this reason, it is critically important that we provide culturally responsive pedagogy that teaches them the skills they need to be successful in a technology-driven world.
Currently, many First Nations rely on external businesses to service aspects of the community. The goal of most First Nations is to protect their inherent rights through self-governance and autonomy; to provide services for the community from the community.
ICTC provides students with digital competencies necessary to assist the implementation of needed services in their communities, thus enhancing the level of self-governance and improving the well-being and quality of life of those in the community.
– Jennifer O’Driscoll – Nbisiing Secondary School, Technology Lead