Category Archives: Edmonton and Area

University of Alberta Medical Students Learn About IRS era

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This past term at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine saw first and second year students participate in a 12-hour Aboriginal health elective course. As a part of their course, students learned about the role of culture in health care, visited the Edmonton Native Healing Centre to learn about smudging, and attended a workshop on residential schools and inter-generational trauma. Continue reading University of Alberta Medical Students Learn About IRS era

“Your culture is rich and beautiful, so I’m sorry you lost part of it in the school.”

Editor’s note: This report was submitted to us by Jeff Myck, Social 10-1 Teacher, Tofield School, Alberta.

31 students from Tofield School attended the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Education Day on Thursday, March 27 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

The day was filled with information explaining to students the plight of those who attended Indian Residential Schools in Canada. Students listened and engaged in the sessions on “Stereotypes of Aboriginal Peoples” and a round-table talk with “Intergenerational Survivors of Residential Schools”. Some perceptions and comments from my grade 10 social studies class are mentioned below in postcards that are being sent to survivors. Tiles were also created as a gesture of reconciliation (see attached photos). Continue reading “Your culture is rich and beautiful, so I’m sorry you lost part of it in the school.”

Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain, Alberta Joins Project of Heart

Social Studies teacher Steven Reid lead the charge as four Social Studies 10-1 classes at Memorial Composite High School took part in Project of Heart, which was a first for Parkland School Division. The group included three teachers and 120 students. There was a full week of research, discussion and education leading into the project of heart and it culminated with two wonderful guest speakers: a local Elder and a Survivor. Continue reading Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain, Alberta Joins Project of Heart