Source: John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
Focus: Secondary students and teachers
Summary: In 2016, John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC) engaged in a collaborative pilot project with five schools in Edmonton Catholic and Edmonton Public Schools called Advancing Truth and Reconciliation in Education. We have created a meaningful process whereby students explore reconciliation from a rights-based lens. The pilot program consisted of nine learning sessions and three student-led Call to Action sessions. We invited elders and community members to share their knowledge on a variety of important topics such as Indigenous language, worldview and treaty.
In addition, the 2019 Zine explores some of the themes and ideas in JHC’s Advancing Truth and Reconciliation Toolkit. Within these pages you will find perspectives from youth, knowledge keepers and community members we worked with in 2018/19. Art and dialogue were important tools for transformative learning throughout this project and helped participants understand and unpack some of the complex ideas related to our own role in advancing truth and reconciliation in our communities.