The Mi’mkmaq Confederacy of PEI, survivors, support workers and the community educators have successfully engaged more than 12 schools to contribute to the learning and tile creation for their exhibit. Noella Moore was commissioned to create the “Basket of Hope” exhibit.
Noella is a first generation intergenerational survivor and she speaks of how her experiences and her mother’s horrible abuse while attending residential school guided her in the creation of this piece. For Noella, this basket carries the learning, love, understanding and respect of our children now. It gives hope to survivors, inter-generational survivors. The basket also houses the promise of one day Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people will come together and build a better present and future.
Three poster panels have been created as a part of this educational installation and are now part of a traveling exhibit with the “Basket of Hope”.