HEART of Reconciliation Project

HEART of Reconciliation Tapestry

Video Resources

Home Fire: Ending the Cycle of Family Violence (37 min.)
home fire youtube image 100x133 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 Indigenous communities. Home Fire Discussion Guide pdf.

Letters to Canada: Messages of Reconciliation from Children and Young People (13 min.)
letters to canada youtube image 100x133Children 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.)
Savaga-Lisa-Jackson 100x133On 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.)
surviving the survivor youtube image100x133Wab 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.


Print Resources

The HEART of Reconciliation Project Lesson Plan

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