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Project of Heart workshop at Immaculata Aboriginal Student Conference

Indigenous Elders, Indian Residential School Survivors, Metis Fiddlers and First Nations and Inuit Singers and Drummers — they were all part of the program at Ottawa’s Immaculata High School Aboriginal Student Conference, organized by Immaculata teacher Debbie Tracy and the Learning Partner for Aboriginal Education for the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Carolyn Brambles. Continue reading Project of Heart workshop at Immaculata Aboriginal Student Conference

“Shannen’s Dream”: a Day of Action on Parliament Hill

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

Immaculata H.S. remembers Beauval and Fort Pelly schools

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Immaculata Catholic High School in Ottawa found out about the Indian Residential Schools through the efforts of grade 9 Native Studies teacher Loretta DeEugenio.  Loretta and her students were fortunate enough to have an Indian Residential School survivor come to their classroom in May, to talk about the impact that the IRS had on him personally, his family, and his community.  The lives of the lost children that were commemorated were from Fort Pelly IRS and Beaval IRS, both in Saskatchewan. Continue reading Immaculata H.S. remembers Beauval and Fort Pelly schools