November 5th, 2016, 12:15pm – 12:30pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L12 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue
Little Moccasins is about young students honouring First Nations children who died and were buried in unmarked graves while attending the Dunbow Indian Residential School near Calgary from 1889 to 1924. Elementary students in the Strathcona Tweedsmuir Outreach Program are shocked to learn that the Dunbow Indian Residential School had been located only 15 minutes from their present day classroom. Struggling to come to terms with this dark period in Canadian history, the students embark on a journey to honour, give voice and identity to First Nations children who were buried and forgotten there long ago.