Eileen MacDougald and Lesle McKay are teachers from Williams Parkway Senior Public School in Brampton, Ontario. Working together, Eileen and Leslie integrated Project of Heart into their history class as they dovetailed the themes of Confederation and the settlement of Western Canada with the emergence of the residential school era.
The young students who were taken from their families and didn’t live to return home from Coppermine IRS (Nunavut) and Fort William IRS (Ontario) were remembered in a smudging ceremony conducted by Garry Sault, and Elder from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
Project of Heart would like to thank both Eileen and Lesle for their efforts in helping to shed light on Canada’s history thus bringing us one step closer to a “right relationship”.
To see the media coverage of Project of Heart at Williams Parkway Senior, read: http://www.bramptonguardian.com/community/education/article/1319200–artwork-a-statement-on-aboriginal-affairs