Prince Albert FNUC teacher ed candidates dive in to J4IW, Project of Heart

This past month, FNUC professor Ida Swan invited Project of Heart and J4IW to present a workshop for her teacher education students. The teacher candidates, all women, were preparing for their practicums and were excited to be learning something that they might be able to incorporate into their courses.

Students found out how Project of Heart got its start, and why youth were critical in the formation of the nationally recognized program for teaching about the Indian Residential Schools.

The workshop facilitator expressed her gratitude for the original students who made Project of Heart a reality —  because their hearts couldn’t bear to hear the truth of their country’s history and stand idly as the similar policies and procedures continue to rob Indigenous communities of their children. 

POH and J4I4 would like to thank Ottawa teacher Danielle Fontaine and her grade 5 class at Lady Evelyn Alternative School for providing the beautiful post cards that were used as examples of what student allies can do to continue advocating for justice for First Nations children.

Ekosi to Professor Swan and all her students at FNUC in Prince Albert!