Category Archives: Regina / Moose Jaw

Massive turn-out for Truth and Reconciliation Education Day at University of Regina

A wonderful story from yesterday’s Regina Leader-Post, with video featuring survivor Eugene Arcand and Charlene Bearhead from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Teaching about the Residential School Era is still not a mandatory part of the Saskatchewan K-12 curriculum but thanks to the events of the day, 1500 students and teachers went home having experienced a crash course on Canada’s hidden history. The Faculty of Education at the University of Regina organized the day’s events and Project of Heart was also on the program; students decorated tiles as witness pieces.

Our thanks go out to Dean of Education Jennifer Tupper for taking the lead in organization a superb day of Truth and Reconciliation!

University of Regina pre-service teachers help to remember students of Pangnirtung Federal Hostel

A four-tile panel being decorated by F.W.Johnson student

 

Faculty of Education students and staff at the University of Regina were able to see beautifully decorated Project of Heart wooden tiles for two weeks while on display at the University. Pre-service teachers, students of Dr. Jennifer Tupper, incorporated Project of Heart into their practicum while on placement at F.W. Johnson Secondary. Continue reading University of Regina pre-service teachers help to remember students of Pangnirtung Federal Hostel

The 100 Years of Loss Exhibit and Project of Heart Arrive in Moose Jaw

Prairie South School Division, Holy Trinity Catholic School Division, the Moose Jaw Art Gallery and Don Mitchell proudly brought the National Exhibit, 100 Years of Loss to the City of Moose Jaw. On October 11, 2012, there was a private viewing of the exhibit for Residential Survivors. The event consisted of an opening prayer, a talking circle and bannock was served to the guests. Continue reading The 100 Years of Loss Exhibit and Project of Heart Arrive in Moose Jaw

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