Your Voice, Your Story
This project was launched at the beginning of December 2017 as the first of a series of projects under the Paths of Nations as part of our commitment to participate in this nations-wide exploration and discussion of our past, present and future.
Your Voice, Your Story Story is an opportunity to discuss and explore Canadian history regarding Residential and Indian Day schools.
This project is based on a collection of pieces that present different voices and different stories. Stories of being in Residential or Indian day Schools and stories of growing up bearing the legacy of such institutions.
Included are Kent Monkman’s short film from the National Film Board of Canada “Sisters and Brothers”, Jodie Barnaby’s article “The Residential and Indian day school experience” as well as Mia and Mina’s powerful interview and slam poetry “Overlooked”.
This project is intended as a first step toward addressing the Calls to Action that were established by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It is available, at no charge, for use in classrooms across the country. We hope that teachers will move forward with what we are calling “Reconcili-action”.