HEART of Reconciliation Tapestry
Home Fire: Ending the Cycle of Family Violence (37 min.)
Features commentary from Elders, community leaders, and members of the western justice system. Examines the colonization of Canada, historic trauma, the western justice system and grassroots healing programs in Aboriginal communities. Home Fire Discussion Guide pdf.
Letters to Canada: Messages of Reconciliation from Children and Young People (13 min.)
Children and young people prepared this video so that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal could understand why the First Nations child welfare case is important to all children in Canada.
Savage: a Residential School Musical (6 min.)
On a summer day in the 1950s, a native girl watches the countryside go by from the backseat of a car. A woman at her kitchen table sings a lullaby in her Cree language. When the girl arrives at her destination, she undergoes a transformation that will turn the woman’s gentle voice into a howl of anger and pain.
Surviving the Survivor : an Interview with Wab Kinew (8 min.)
Wab Kinew shares his story of how residential schools had affected the lives of three generations in his family on CBC’s The National. Won the Adrienne Clarkson Award in 2010.
The HEART of Reconciliation: Read, View, Reflect, Respond Handout
The HEART of … Tile Decorating Instructions
The HEART of Reconciliation Resource Documents
If These Walls Could Talk: the Physical Traces of Residential Schools
A visual Essay by Lana Šlezić, Lyn Daniels & Aubrey Jean Hanson