Student support is integral to their success so the stories in this category attempt to explain the ways in which support is offered, as well as the ways in which success is measured. Stories in this category mainly include elementary, secondary, post-secondary and adult learning programs to support students in navigating non-Indigenous institutions and achieving success in terms of program completion and participant satisfaction. Other stories focus on community-based programs designed to embed Indigenous knowledge throughout the model to support participants to achieve the goals of the program by offering culturally-responsive pedagogy. Several stories are about bringing Indigenous knowledge to non-Indigenous audiences in order to build success in terms of reconciliation and deepening understandings.
The Alternative Secondary School Program (ASSP) addresses the needs of urban Indigenous students in Fort Frances and surrounding areas by creating a culture-based educational environment where the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual areas of a student's life are centered.
Wiingashk Alternative Secondary School is located at N’Amerind Friendship Centre in London. This program offers urban Indigenous students a culture-based education that balances the secondary school curriculum with wholistic, culturally relevant educational approaches.