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Sew Moccasins, Nuture Hope - April 2018
Select grade 10
English students from St. John's High School, along with their teacher Ms.
Enns, attended the event Sew Moccasins, Nurture Hope at the
Thunderbird House on Monday, April 16.
The event was meant as an
opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to build relationships,
and to shed light on the ongoing issues facing many Indigenous people in
Manitoba, specifically the involvement of families with CFS.
participants made baby moccasins, which will be gifted to Indigenous
mothers for their newborn babies who, in some cases, are immediately
apprehended by CFS.
This experience was enlightening in so many ways, and
really brought to life the after effects of the residential school system on
our Indigenous community. It was also a great experience for the students to
meet and talk with other community members to broaden their perspective on