Teacher Bert Redstone from Regina’s A. E. Peacock Collegiate shared this report with us — in 2012 his students remembered the children of St. Augustine IRS in Alberta:
The Project of Heart was the most memorable work we did last year. The students were shocked at learning the history of the residential school system in Canada, and were outraged to learn the state of affairs in Canada – especially on our reserves – in regards to aboriginal people today.
This led to our social justice action, which was to join the Amnesty International campaign to send our message to the Canadian government that clean drinking water must be provided for all people of Canada. It was one of the highlights of my year as a teacher to see the passion this Project instills in young people.