"Melissa Morrison had always wanted to start a club at her high school, but there had never been a right time in her busy schedule of sports and volunteering.
It wasn't until she came up against hurtful stereotypes because of her aboriginal back-ground that she realized she needed to raise awareness about her culture.
"It's the typical stereotypes that (we) get our education paid for, we don't pay taxes and we live off the land for free," said Morrison, 18, a member of the Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay.
"There was an incident in one of my classes regarding being first nations and getting stereotyped that it caused me to transfer out of that class."
When she started her final year at Eric Hamber secondary last September, Morrison figured it was the perfect time to start a First Nations Culture Club."
- By Manori Ravindran, Vancouver Sun