Native Studies teacher Jaden Lairson from Woodroffe High School in Ottawa recently led students through Project of Heart. Here’s what Jaden had to say about the experience: Continue reading Woodroffe High School students commemorate children from Bishop Horden Hall in Moose Factory
Jeannie Hunter, vocal instructor at Hillcrest High School in Ottawa, enthusiastically embraced Project of Heart and so did her students. Here is what she had to say: Continue reading Musical Hillcrest High School in Harmony with Project of Heart!
This past semester students from Ottawa’s Nepean High School once again participated in Project of Heart, marking the second time in two years their school has partnered with POH. Four Grade 9 Geography classes designed a total of 300 tiles in commemoration of the young lives lost at the Ridgemont Home for Children in Whitehorse and Pine Creek Indian Residential School in Manitoba.
Here’s what teacher Leigh Williamson had to say about the experience: Continue reading Nepean High School takes POH challenge for the second time
In October 2011, Kim Bruton from Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa contacted Project of Heart after hearing an interview regarding the Project on the CBC. It took no time for her to involve her Grade 12 “Canada: History, Identity, and Culture” course. Here’s what some of her students had to say after having completed the five-part education module, which commemorated students who died while attending an IRS, including those who lost their lives at St. Paul’s IRS in Cardston, Alberta: Continue reading CBC alerts Sir Robert Borden teacher to Project of Heart
In October of 2011, students at Elizabeth Wyn Wood Alternative School in Ottawa put their books to the side, and instead studied a living history that until then few of them had known anything about. Continue reading Elizabeth Wyn Wood students remember the past, take action in the present
Teacher Tanya Rafuse’s Grade 12 ‘Challenge and Change’ students chose to commemorate the deaths of the children at the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School in Manitoba. Students applied not only their talent, but their hearts and spirits as they created tiny masterpieces — painted tiles that will one day be offered to former students who were victimized by that IRS. Continue reading Merivale High School commemorates lives lost at Fort Alexander Indian Residential School
The pattern of human rights abuses ‘settled-in’, as Cairine Wilson Secondary School students in Ottawa, under the guidance of teacher Malia Robin, made the links between the historical Indian Residential School abuses in Canada, and present-day abuses against Indigenous peoples — violations that human rights instruments such as the Canadian Charter of Human Rights the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People were designed to prevent. Continue reading Cairine Wilson SS sets the bar high with commemoration of students from Red Deer Industrial School in Alberta.
On April 27th, Project of Heart took part in a student-led day of action on Parliament Hill to encourage the federal government to stay true to its promise to build a new school in the northern community of Attawapiskat and all First Nations communities lacking adequate educational facilities for their children. Continue reading “Shannen’s Dream”: a Day of Action on Parliament Hill
On Monday, April 4th, 2011, Project of Heart interviewed Tara and Olivia, both students at Summit Alternative School in Ottawa. Tara and Olivia chose to learn about the Indian Residential Schools for a Geography project. Continue reading Tara and Olivia
Project of Heart wants to thank Kevin Conquest and Duulaa Roba for their hard work in getting P.O.H. off the ground and into the hearts of the students at Sir Wilfred Laurier High School in Ottawa. Chris Herodier Snowboy, IRS survivor and singer/songwriter, joined with the Sir Wilfed students to interpret the Project from his own experience, making the learning far more personal than what most learners have come to expect from a history module. Continue reading Sir Wilfred Laurier students lead Project of Heart