St. Pius X Catholic High School in Ottawa commemorated the Aboriginal students from Fort McPherson Indian Residential School (Fleming Hall) in N.W.T. as well as The Federal Hostel (Eskimo Point) in Nunavut. The children who did not make it home from these schools are remembered as through the beautiful creations of the Pius students.
Native Studies teacher, Brad Boucher, led his students through Project of Heart in a timely fashion, culminating with the social justice piece. Students supported the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society by attending the Appeal of the Human Rights Tribunal Dismissal held February 13, 14, and 15th at the Federal Court in the Supreme Court of Canada. The Appeal was successful, and Project of Heart wishes to thank the students of St. Pius X for helping to make First Nations children’s concerns, their concerns as well.
Many thanks to all the students and Mr. Boucher, for their time and their efforts to understand our shared history. May their efforts at addressing the continuing legacy of the Indian Residential School experience help to bring justice and healing to our communities.