The Project of Heart is a hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada.

Nancy Oakley is only a week into her role as Coordinator of Project of Heart (with MK), but already she is excited about the progress that’s been made and the supportive response she’s seen from communities across Nova Scotia.

“The Project of Heart acknowledges and honours former students of the Indian Residential School system and their families in a permanent and respectful way,” says Nancy. “It is an honour to play a key role in facilitating change in future generations and bring people together in the spirit of honesty and truth.”

The Project of Heart brings awareness and understanding to non-Aboriginal and new Canadians about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools, promotes positive relationships and partnerships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada, and works towards a better future together.

The Project is implemented nationally by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and is supported and run provincially by Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey and the Nova Scotia Department of Education. Over the next few weeks, Nancy will be looking for classes across Nova Scotia to participate in this important project. It ...

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