Mary-Anne Neal has returned from two weeks in the far north, working with the Sahtu Dene communities of Fort Good Hope and Colville Lake to improve learning outcomes and build leadership capacity.
Behdzi A’hda and K’asho Gotine First Nations partnered with associate faculty member Mary-Anne Neal from the School of Education and Technology to find ways to support learners of all ages in their communities, while maintaining the traditional Dene culture and language. This trip was the first step in a long-term project to re-imagine education as continuous, lifelong, community-based learning.
Colville Lake is connected to Fort Good Hope by an ice road for a few months; most of the year, the community can be accessed by air only. This picture was taken shortly after landing in Norman Wells from Colville Lake. Mary-Anne was the sole passenger on the flight.