By working together and by creating performance projects, communities are working together to acknowledge how their past and future are connected to each other. This level of understanding requires interaction, discussion, and collaboration – it is not an understanding that can be attained in isolation. Publicly acknowledging and displaying significant aspects of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures and worldviews is also an important expression of reconciliation and peace education.
The following are suggestions for arts-based projects:
- Métissage Messages
- Photographic Displays
- Community Collages
- Video Productions
Creating performance projects within a school community provides limitless curricular connections to various subject areas and learning styles. Students have the opportunity to explore multiple literacies and they can demonstrate their understanding in ways beyond text alone. Performance-based projects open the doors to mentorship connections as community artists can become an important part of a student’s learning.