National Indigenous Peoples' Celebration

National Indigenous Peoples Month started in 2009 with the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons. Although June 21st is Indigenous Peoples Day, the month is designated as a time for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of our First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. It is important to create opportunities for developing foundation knowledge and understanding beyond the month of June in all of our schools.

Project of Heart

An inquiry based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada. In acknowledging the loss suffered by Aboriginal children, families and communities through the Indian Residential School experience, we also gain an understanding of the strength, wisdom and resilience of the traditional peoples of this land. It fits well into all Social Justice and Leadership work in schools.