Project of Heart coordinator Sylvia Smith and colleague Warren McBride provided an “in-service” to 8 Catholic School Board teachers.Organized by Jane Wharton, Intermediate/Secondary Creative Arts and Native Studies Consultant with the OCSB, the workshop was held at the Odawa Native Friendship Centre.
During the 2 hour workshop the teachers learned how to incorporate aspects of Canadian history into a learning module which would provide agency and action in the path towards reconciliation.
As their choice of an Indian Residential School to commemorate, the group decided to team up with Frederick Banting Alternative School and commemorate the Spanish IRS in southern Ontario.
Vince Kicknosway from Odawa concluded the workshop with a ceremonial smudging.
Click on the image to see a slide show from workshop.