A new digital story series explores the intergenerational impacts of residential schools through the eyes of women with survivor mothers. The stories were developed through an innovative project at the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) and served both a therapeutic and knowledge-building purpose. Through the stories, the project seeks to disrupt colonial narratives of history, recognize injustice, celebrate resistance, envision the future, and participate in a process of self-representation and self-determination.
The series draws on the growing recognition of the healing or therapeutic benefits of visual and narrative approaches. Each two to five minute video includes a personal narrative alongside still images, video and music. Filmmakers reflect on their relationships with their mothers and the complex effects of their experience.
To view the stories and learn more about “kiskino mâto tapanâsk: Intergenerational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers are Residential School Survivors”, visit the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence website at www.pwhce.ca.