Over the past few years, Clinton staff and students have been exploring the Indigenous content in the new BC curriculum, specifically understanding Indigenous culture, history pre and post European contact. Last year, the students and staff worked on a Truth and Reconcilation project called Project of Heart. If you haven’t been in our school, it hangs in our front entrance near the office. The piece was created by the staff and students, and put together by Artist, Trenton Pierre, from the Katzie Nation. This year, Clinton is a Legacy School, which means that our goal is to continue to help our students understand the importance of Truth and Reconciliation, but to also take action in helping others understand the negative impacts of Residential School. For more details on the Legacy Project, see https://downiewenjack.ca/. For more info on the Project of Heart see http://projectofheart.ca/ and https://bctf.ca/HiddenHistory/
We are inviting the Clinton community to join us in a Legacy Walk, to honor and pay respect to those who perished in Residential Schools. The Walk symbolizes the walk Chenie Wenjack began in 1966 to escape Residential School. He wasn’t able to walk the 600 km back home and died along the way at the age of 12.
Please join us on our walk on Tuesday, October 22nd at 11:00-11:45. You won’t miss us, we will be holding up our decorated large orange shirts that the students worked on this term as a symbol of Phyllis Webstad’s story http://www.orangeshirtday.org/ .
Thank you for supporting our learning and promote awareness about the Indian Residential School system and the impact this system had on Indigenous communities.