Congratulations to Tanya Rafuse’s grade 11 students who partnered with Project of Heart this spring to heighten awareness of the Indian Residential Schools and to take action to address contemporary injustices. Residential School survivor and recording artist, Christopher Herodier Snowboy, spoke with students about his experiences. Through Chris’s witnessing, students were made aware that many survivors continue to live the losses that the IRS inflicted upon them each day.
Upon concluding Project of Heart, Rafuse states, “Most of my students signed the petition for water, a few wrote about the curriculum, and several supported Shannen’s Dream and the Many Hands campaign.” Addressing current injustices are the way that trust will be built. Merivale High School students are going to insure that this happens!
Congratulations Merivale High School!
….and special congratulations to Victoria, Rafuse’s 6 year old daughter, who has been watching Mom prepare for and execute Project of Heart at her school for three years! See Victoria as she pours her heart and spirit into decorating her tiles for the children her age who never got home.