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Project Profile

Project Title:
Equal Education for First Nations
Initiative:
School Name:
Lady Evelyn Alternative
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Project Theme:
Grade Level:
Subject Areas:
City:
Ottawa
Province/Territory:
Ontario
Community Partners:
Cindy Blackstock- First Nations Child and Family Caring Society
Sylvia Smith and Charlene Bearhead- Project of Heart

Equal Education for First Nations

Our class will continue to learn about aboriginal people's history in Canada and make connections to contemporary realities. We are focusing on Shannen's Dream and writing letters to Prime Minister Harper. We are participating in Project of Heart and working with Cindy Blackstock of the First Nation's Child and Family Caring Society. We will participate in Have a Heart Day on Feb 14, 2013 and I am a Witness day on June 11th, 2013. We hope to build relationships with Aboriginal communities. We hope to raise awareness in other community schools by visiting and sharing our work on Shannen's Dream.

Update (September-05-13)

In brief this is what was done last year.
1. Visit to Kitigan Zibi First Nations to meet with principal Judy Cote and teachers. Discussed twinning and goal to come together on June 11th on Parliament hill. Planning to continue work in Fall 2013
2. Visit to Rapid Lake Reserve met with principal and teachers-two teachers from Ottawa.
3. Worked closely with Cindy Blackstock and First Nation's Child and Family Caring Society-planning for Feb 15th event on Parliament hill and June 11th event on parliament hill.
4. Worked with Andree Cazabon- filmmaker- students filmed expressing their views on the need for equality for First Nations.
5. Participated in Our Dreams Matter Too on June 11, 2013 supported Kitigan Zibi so they could attend.