Category Archives: Saskatchewan

Saskatoon’s Silverspring School remembers children from Guy Hill IRS


This past spring teacher Cyndi Lauze decided she wasn’t afraid to guide her students on a complex journey through Canadian history, challenging them with the “big questions” that children of settlers are rarely required to consider. Cyndi — from Saskatoon’s Silver Spring School– shares her reflections below. Reading them, imagine you are one of her students: would her unit on the Treaties encourage students to question the privilege settlers take for granted? Continue reading Saskatoon’s Silverspring School remembers children from Guy Hill IRS

Project of Heart speaks to thousands at the 4th National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Just one week ago, Charlene Bearhead, coordinator of Project of Heart’s Phase 2, was in Saskatoon, host city of the 4th National Event, to spread the word to IRS survivors, their families, and communities, that Canadians are ready to learn about themselves…from those who know them best– Aboriginal people. The other message? Canadians who don’t know their shared history with Aboriginal people are invited to do so!

Sandra Cuffe reports from Saskatoon. Continue reading Project of Heart speaks to thousands at the 4th National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Project of Heart comes to Allan, Saskatchewan – the heart of Treaty 6 Territory!

St. Aloysius parish in Allan, Saskatchewan held a Truth and Reconciliation workshop on Wednesday, June 6th in preparation for the National event occurring in Saskatoon. The workshop was hosted by the St. Aloysius Allan Catholic Women’s League and supported by the Allan Knights of Columbus. Continue reading Project of Heart comes to Allan, Saskatchewan – the heart of Treaty 6 Territory!

Regina’s St. Bernadette Catholic School embraces Project of Heart

Teacher Karen Goodon of St. Bernadette Catholic School brought Project of Heart to her school and her community this past term. Students’ hearts were truly in the endeavour, as they decorated their tiles in memory of the students who went to the Sturgeon Landing Indian Residential School.

Elder Mike Pinay was invited to talk to student and smudge the tiles.  Continue reading Regina’s St. Bernadette Catholic School embraces Project of Heart

Campbell Collegiate in Regina commemorates students from Fort Simpson (Bompas Hall) and Old Sun

Over 100 Campbell students participated in Project of Heart this spring. Under the leadership of Jessica Hodsman, their grade 10 Native Studies teacher, 724 tiles were decorated in a gesture of reconciliation memorializing two Indian Residential Schools. Continue reading Campbell Collegiate in Regina commemorates students from Fort Simpson (Bompas Hall) and Old Sun

University of Regina’s SUNTEP partners with Project of Heart for 2nd time; honours Metis students who died at Isle-a-la-Crosse IRS

 

Following up on her first project in 2009, art teacher Christina Johns recently introduced a second group of students at the Gabriel Dumont Institute (Regina Campus) to Project of Heart. The following is a write-up taken from Education News (Fall 2011 and Winter 2012), and written by Christina. Continue reading University of Regina’s SUNTEP partners with Project of Heart for 2nd time; honours Metis students who died at Isle-a-la-Crosse IRS