Category Archives: Saskatchewan

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

SUNTEP students bring POH to Saskatchewan

Gabriel Dumont Institute visual arts instructor Christina Johns of the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) had her pre-service teachers complete the tile decoration component of the POH module during the fall term of 2008.

The SUNTEP students brought extremely compelling imagery to the exercise which commemorated the students who died at the Lebret Indian Residential School at Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. Click on the adjacent photo to see more examples of her class’s work.

Russell Fayant of the SUNTEP program and Christina herself have also responded through verse to the ongoing colonial project of cultural extinction, as experienced by their Métis community. Christina’s poem can be read here and Russell’s here.