Good Neighbours, Good Friends: Promising Practices for “Partners in Place”
Keywords:place-based education; indigenous education; life writing; ecological education
This piece is a series of dialogues and reflections about an ongoing learning partnership between Connect Charter School and Chilla elementary school of the Tsuut’ina Nation in Calgary, Alberta, both situated on Treaty 7 land. Through interview transcripts, reflections, and reminders from our scholarly influences, we reflect on how the project began with the hope for the two communities to be "good neighbours," and how they eventually became "good friends." We share the challenges, joys, and controversies surrounding this project, and how it continues to evolve based on dialogue and community collaboration.