Independent ProjectsResidential School Memorial
St. Joseph's College School, TCDSB
St. Joseph's College School - Toronto, Canada
Illuminated talking sticks represent the 139 residential schools in Canada, each one placed in a clear mailing tube attached to our school fence.
In Native culture, the “talking stick” is a symbol, or artifact, which allows the speaker to focus have the right to speak. It has strong cultural and spiritual significance between First Nations peoples and is understood to command authority. It is a symbol of dialogue and of telling a story. Those who possess it shall be listened to.
After Nuit Blanche Toronto, the talking sticks will be distributed to different schools so as to continue the dialogue and to open up conversations about a dark period of Canadian History.
Students and staff through Native studies education curriculum working together to create an installation project reflecting social justice issues.
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St. Joseph's College School
74 Wellesley Street West, (647) 964-2453
Suitable for all ages
This project is outdoors.