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. Continue reading Merivale High School remembers the Aboriginal students of Grandin College in N.W.T.
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Ottawa students walk to urge Canada to remember that FN children’s Dreams Matter Too!
Elizabeth Wyn Wood Alternative High School students in Ottawa participated in Project of Heart for the second time this year, with enthusiasm, respect, and action. Continue reading Ottawa students walk to urge Canada to remember that FN children’s Dreams Matter Too!
Woodroffe High School students commemorate children from Bishop Horden Hall in Moose Factory
Native Studies teacher Jaden Lairson from Woodroffe High School in Ottawa recently led students through Project of Heart. Here’s what Jaden had to say about the experience: Continue reading Woodroffe High School students commemorate children from Bishop Horden Hall in Moose Factory
Musical Hillcrest High School in Harmony with Project of Heart!
Jeannie Hunter, vocal instructor at Hillcrest High School in Ottawa, enthusiastically embraced Project of Heart and so did her students. Here is what she had to say: Continue reading Musical Hillcrest High School in Harmony with Project of Heart!
Nepean High School takes POH challenge for the second time
This past semester students from Ottawa’s Nepean High School once again participated in Project of Heart, marking the second time in two years their school has partnered with POH. Four Grade 9 Geography classes designed a total of 300 tiles in commemoration of the young lives lost at the Ridgemont Home for Children in Whitehorse and Pine Creek Indian Residential School in Manitoba.
Here’s what teacher Leigh Williamson had to say about the experience: Continue reading Nepean High School takes POH challenge for the second time
CBC alerts Sir Robert Borden teacher to Project of Heart
In October 2011, Kim Bruton from Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa contacted Project of Heart after hearing an interview regarding the Project on the CBC. It took no time for her to involve her Grade 12 “Canada: History, Identity, and Culture” course. Here’s what some of her students had to say after having completed the five-part education module, which commemorated students who died while attending an IRS, including those who lost their lives at St. Paul’s IRS in Cardston, Alberta: Continue reading CBC alerts Sir Robert Borden teacher to Project of Heart
Elizabeth Wyn Wood students remember the past, take action in the present
In October of 2011, students at Elizabeth Wyn Wood Alternative School in Ottawa put their books to the side, and instead studied a living history that until then few of them had known anything about. Continue reading Elizabeth Wyn Wood students remember the past, take action in the present