Over the past two days, twelve of our students have participated in the second phase of the TIS (Trauma Informed Schools) project. This part involved students participating in a FNMI (First Nations Metis and Inuit) perspectives workshop and in creating a youth directed tool kit to address how schools and communities can play stronger roles in creating safe and accepting environments for Indigenous students and families. Our students identified 3 messages that they wished to address:
• Inform/ Understand the trauma
• "What's up" / I exist (accept that I'm here)
• Include our culture (it matters)
They addressed these messages in the following ways: Inform/ Understand the trauma:
Some students created a series of memes, explaining Indigenous history. Others created a Prezi presentation. One student is in the process of writing and recording a song. What's up/ I exist
Students created their own water colour representation. Others created a slide show from a series of images drawn on a white board tablet. One student created a meme - while another created an ad. Include our culture
One student created a diorama of an outdoor medicine wheel garden; another created a diorama of an indoor classroom space.
Many thanks to all who helped make these two days successful!!