On Orange Shirt Day, 140 students took part in creating hearts to honor Indian Residential School survivors after learning the meaning behind Orange Shirt Day.
The students have also made a heart garden, decorated the halls with heart messages and orange t-shirts. Many of the students have also completed the 10 lesson Gladys module where they learned about The Life of a child in a BC Indian Residential School. bctf.ca/GladysWeNeverKnew/
Ms. MacPherson and students at Langdale Elementary and Roberts Creek Elementary recognized Orange Shirt Day the week before September 30.
Students heard Phyllis Webstad’s story and were then invited to trace their hands on construction paper and write something they can do to show someone else they matter. Many intermediate students chose to write messages to Phyllis on their hands.
On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the grade four and five students in Ms. Moir’s class (Division 5) went on a field trip to Spuzzum, B.C. to visit the territory of the Nlaka’pamux Nation (ing-khla-kap-muh). The class took flowers and hearts (made by our students) to the cemetery of an aboriginal girl (Gladys) we have been learning about. Gladys went to residential school in Kamloops. We then went on a hike in the local provincial park down to the old Alexandra Bridge before visiting the local General Store and having an ice cream before heading home. Continue reading Remembering Gladys ~ Heart Garden in Spuzzum, BC→
Jean Moir and Nancy Knickerbocker were honoured at the October Aboriginal Education PSA conference in Langley. They were each gifted beautifully designed shawls by Una Ann Moyer (centre) for their work in response to the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action. Project of Heart https://www.bctf.ca/HiddenHistory/ and Gladys We Never Knew https://bctf.ca/GladysWeNeverKnew/
Presentation by Christina Olson and her Social Justice 12 class at W.J. Mouat Secondary, Abbotsford. Over 100 students were involved in creating Justice 4 Indigenous Women witness pieces which they gifted to others to share their experience of learning about the Legacy of Indian Residential schools in Canada.
Filming for teachers and middle school students , Grades 5 – 8
Students from Royal Oak Middle School in Victoria along with their teacher Janica Blaikie participate in the filming of Finding Heart, a production for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Continue reading Peter Bryce Filming→