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Russell High School Students Learn About Residential Schools

IMAG2414Miss Hétu’s Grade 10 Native History class at Russell High School in the Upper Canada District School Board completed Project of Heart in mid-October 2014.

This was the the group’s first time participating in Project of Heart.  Each student selected which Residential School they wanted to learn more about and focused on that school for the Project. For their social justice action initiative they decided to  sign up with Shannen’s Dream and will support their campaigns.

As a gesture of reconciliation the class chose to do a tile commemoration.  They put magnets on the back of the tiles to make them stick to the chalk board. We placed in the form of an Inukshuk – as one of the most recognizable symbols of Inuit culture.

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