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Walking Together (February 4 – May 2, 2017)
“Walking Together,” is a project that brought eleven First Nations students grades 10-12 from Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School in Brantford together with former students of the Mohawk Institute residential school. Students participated in workshops on the history of residential schools in Canada, information gathering, interview skills, the art of digital photography to tell a story and the creative expression of encaustic art. The goal of this intergenerational community arts project was to remind the youth of an important part of their First Nations history and to remind Canada that this is their history as well. Walking side by side with survivors, these students spent a day discovering the heartbreaking legacy these survivors have carried their whole lives. The students were inspired by their courage and gained a new appreciation of their freedom to speak their language, celebrate their culture and enjoy life.

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