Indigenous Solidarity Committee is excited to work with the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education to make hearts and spread the message of the Heart Garden project. Sherri Vansickle, a lecturer in the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, her two classes, and members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 4207 staked 900 colourful foam hearts amongst the ornamental grasses, shrubs and flowers filling gardens throughout the Brock campus.
The Heart Garden project was created to honour the children lost to the Residential School system and their families. The Honouring Memories: Planting Dreams project is an initiative with the First Nations Child and Caring Society of Canada, led by Dr. Cindy Blackstock. This project is sponsored by CUPE 4207 – Indigenous Solidarity Committee, Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, and the Social Justice Research Institute.
For more information about the Heart Garden project visit the following links: