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Project of Heart at Centennial Secondary School

July 06, 2022
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A job well done to Centennial Secondary’s BC First Peoples 12 class for creating a new piece of art displayed at the school!
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On June 21st, Centennial Secondary School students unveiled the Project of Heart, an inquiry based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Indigenous people in Canada.
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The idea for the mosaic element of the art project came about after hearing the news of the 215 probable unmarked children’s graves at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

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Thank you to Teacher Brandon Huber who completed the Apoxy pour with former students Dylan Folkstead and Samantha Gibbs.
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Teacher Ms. Sousa shares:
“This project acknowledges the families and communities to whom those children belonged. It was originally designed to bring awareness both to the settler community and communities of new Canadians.
In acknowledging the loss suffered by Indigenous children, families and communities through the Indian Residential School experience, the students also gain an understanding of the strength, wisdom and resilience of the traditional peoples of this land.”


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