A road to resilience in Hazelton, B.C. – Literacy and community development [Video – 9:25] (2010)

This video explores how a village in northwest British Columbia promotes community development through an integrated approach based on a broad definition of education.

Hazelton is located in the Upper Skeena region, in the heart of the Gitxsan First Nation territories. Local residents explain that by the early 1990s, people had moved away from their traditional ways and seemed to have lost their bearings spiritually. A doctor notes that many young people were suffering from depression.

In 1994, the Storytellers’ Foundation was established in Hazelton. Since then, it has worked to build the community through such initiatives as a store-front learning centre and a community garden, as well as through research, analysis, and discussion.

Its initiatives are all based on the idea that people learn from each other, through a variety of experiences, in a variety of settings. One person explains that every member of the community is a learner, and every member is a teacher.

The video was produced by 2010 Legacies Now, a non-profit organization established in 2000 to build support for Vancouver’s bid for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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