This past term students from Elizabeth Wyn Wood in Ottawa took all that they had learned about the Indian Residential Schools to heart, when they decided to put their words into action and attend the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil hosted by the Native Women’s Association of Canada.
Editor’s note: It took time, a whole lot of it — and agonizing consideration — before John C. Yesno Education Centre teacher Courtney Strutt did something that brought students, staff members, and the community of Eabometoong (Fort Hope) together to do something that took courage and belief in the power of the human spirit. … Continue reading Eabametoong students use Project of Heart to discover families’ own memories of Residential Schools
To get started, you and your learner group will begin an inquiry into the history and legacy of the Indian Residential Schooling system in Canada. This will be a life-long journey, as we are always learning. The following questions can act as a guide to assist you in this step : Who went to Indian … Continue reading Step 1 – Investigation into the History and Legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada
Native Studies teacher Stacy Villeneuve from St. Pius X H.S. in Ottawa and her students commemorated the lives of the students of Desmarais Indian Residential School as well as Joussard IRS both run by the Catholic Church in Alberta. After students decorated the tiles, Christopher Herodier Snowboy, a James Bay Cree, was invited to speak to … Continue reading St. Pius commemorates Desmarais and Joussard residential schools
Report by Leigh Williamson, Outdoor Education Teacher, Nepean High School A cross-section of engaged and enthusiastic grade 10 students at Nepean High School in Ottawa undertook the Project of Heart this fall. Our Outdoor Education class started off by taking a broad look at racism, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination to lay the foundation. We watched … Continue reading Nepean High School remembers Ermineskin and Lac La Biche residential schools
Colinda Clyne, Head of Special Education at John F. Ross C.V.I. in Guelph, whole-heartedly embraced Project of Heart along with her students in April of this year. “The students loved this project”, she reported. She later presented it at her region’s Professional Learning Community’s conference as part of the “making connections” segment of the event.
..mainstream Canadians wouldn’t profess such ignorance” So says Winnipeg educator Angela Busch in this special report filed earlier this week by CBC reporter Karen Paul for the Stolen Children series on Radio One; it’s an interview with students from Project of Heart partner school Southeast Collegiate in Winnipeg and was recorded with teacher Angela’s history … Continue reading “If the truth about residential schools was taught…
This just in – a wonderful report from Grade 4/5 teacher April Waters from Winnipeg’s Heritage School — accompanied by a fabulous video by Winnipeg singer/songwrtier Harmony Parent (above).
Here’s teacher Karen McIver from Regina’s Trek School talking about her the opportunity her class had to become radio journalists for a day:
In the winter of 2011, Mark Buccino from Mother Teresa Catholic High School in Ottawa teamed up with Project of Heart to give his students an experience Buccino says they’ll never forget. In relating his experiences with the grade 11 and 12 Native Studies students, Buccino emphasized the disbelief his students felt upon learning about … Continue reading Sturgeon Lake and Grouard Indian Residential School commemorated by Ottawa’s Mother Teresa HS