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Friday, April 8, 2022

Montreal students honour memory of Indigenous children by hand-sewing moccasins

Students at Montreal's Beurling Academy are on a creative mission to honour the memory of Indigenous children, one moccasin at a time.

The students are learning about how, since the late 19th century, 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were removed from their families and forced to attend residential schools.

To learn from and honour Indigenous children, students learned how hand-sew small moccasins during a community initiative called Project 215.

The workshop was hosted by Rebekah Elkerton. She is Anishinaabe from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, near London, Ont. KEEP READING


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