Category Archives: _Manitoba

#TBT : CBC and Project of Heart at The Forks

June 2017 will mark seven years since the First National Event of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission was held at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Project of Heart was invited to  exhibit, and soon the Manitoba Theatre for Young People was hosting 6 ooo decorated Project of Heart tiles.

 

Visitors learned about the Indian Residential Schools, visited and spoke with Survivors, and participated in social justice actions through signing petitions and writing letters.

 

Thank you CBC for covering this event and thank you to the IRS Survivors who, through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission brought Project of Heart to Canadians everywhere.

Mineqoziibe Anishinabe School Students Look Back on the Experience of Their Own Elders through Project of Heart

At Minegoziibe Anishinabe School in Camperville, Manitoba, 21 students recently completed “Project of Heart.” The students were actively involved in the project. They learned important Canadian history lessons. We watched several videos including “Where the Spirit Lives” that documents an Aboriginal girl’s experience in residential school. Survivor, Bruce Aneechin, oversaw the entire project. He shared stories, information and his own experiences with the students. Bruce works at our school as an Educational Assistant.

Continue reading Mineqoziibe Anishinabe School Students Look Back on the Experience of Their Own Elders through Project of Heart

“Respect and Empathy”: a new understanding comes to Brandon’s George Fitton School


 

This week we Project of Heart received a wonderful letter from Brandon, MB teacher Sherry Baker, whose junior high students recently completed their commemoration of the students who attended Dauphin Indian Residential School — an Anglican Church administered IRS that operated in western Manitoba from 1955 until 1980. We’ll let Sherry’s letter speak for itself: Continue reading “Respect and Empathy”: a new understanding comes to Brandon’s George Fitton School

Second time round for the Canadian Mennonite University and Project of Heart

This past term students at the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg teamed up  with Peace It Together to take part in Project of Heart for a second time.  This meant that the CMU students were joined by High School youth from Mennonite churches across Canada, who completed the POH exercise in a drop-in style so that learners could come, learn, and contribute on their own time. Continue reading Second time round for the Canadian Mennonite University and Project of Heart

The Canadian Mennonite University commemorates children of Poplar Hill IRS

In June of 2010 a Peace and Social Awareness committee member of the Canadian Mennonite University  was inspired by Project of Heart’s presence at the First National Event of the TRC in Winnipeg, and contacted us so that the PSAC committe and the wider student body might learn more about their own community’s role in the history of the Indian Residential Schools. Continue reading The Canadian Mennonite University commemorates children of Poplar Hill IRS

Truth and Reconciliation Commission features Project of Heart in First National Eventevents

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Winnipeg’s Forks district was the scene of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s first national event in June, held in conjunction with historic public hearings into the residential school era. Continue reading Truth and Reconciliation Commission features Project of Heart in First National Eventevents

“If the truth about residential schools was taught…

..mainstream Canadians wouldn’t profess such ignorance”

So says Winnipeg educator Angela Busch in this special report filed earlier this week by CBC reporter Karen Paul for the Stolen Children series on Radio One; it’s an interview with students from Project of Heart partner school Southeast Collegiate in Winnipeg and was recorded with teacher Angela’s history class. Continue reading “If the truth about residential schools was taught…