AB students partner on unique art project about reconciliation

March 9, 2016

Students from the Blood Reserve recently partnered with students from a Calgary middle school on a reconciliation-themed art project. Students in grades 5–9 from Sir John Franklin School in Calgary and grades 6–8 from Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School (TMS) first researched current and historic Aboriginal issues before starting a variety of artworks; the art was “half-created” before students exchanged the pieces and finished the work started by the partner school. The artworks will be on display and for sale at Calgary’s Studio C gallery until March 30th under the name Aa’sitapiwa – All the Young People. “It’s been healing for my students, and a great place of understanding for [the Calgary-based] students. That for me is accomplishing the goal through truth and reconciliation,” said Andrea Fox, art program instructor at TMS. “This has been a real true way to really teach what truth and reconciliation is actually about by the students experiencing it themselves.” Lethbridge Herald