On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the grade four and five students in Ms. Moir’s class (Division 5) went on a field trip to Spuzzum, B.C. to visit the territory of the Nlaka’pamux Nation (ing-khla-kap-muh). The class took flowers and hearts (made by our students) to the cemetery of an aboriginal girl (Gladys) we have been learning about. Gladys went to residential school in Kamloops. We then went on a hike in the local provincial park down to the old Alexandra Bridge before visiting the local General Store and having an ice cream before heading home. Continue reading Remembering Gladys ~ Heart Garden in Spuzzum, BC
Presentation by Christina Olson and her Social Justice 12 class at W.J. Mouat Secondary, Abbotsford. Over 100 students were involved in creating Justice 4 Indigenous Women witness pieces which they gifted to others to share their experience of learning about the Legacy of Indian Residential schools in Canada.
Filming for teachers and middle school students , Grades 5 – 8
Students from Royal Oak Middle School in Victoria along with their teacher Janica Blaikie participate in the filming of Finding Heart, a production for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Continue reading Peter Bryce Filming
Students from three Langley schools presented Project of Heart to the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat on December 4th in Vancouver to share about the importance of all students learning about Canada’s true history. Josette Dandurand and Cecelia Reekie were also invited to share their stories about the legacy of residential schools.
BCTF staff celebrate Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’s account of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away Continue reading BCTF Orange Shirt Day