Summer Institute: Nindibaajimomin – Digital Storytelling on the Intergenerational Experiences of Residential Schools

Summer Institute: Nindibaajimomin – Digital Storytelling on the Intergenerational Experiences of Residential Schools

The Oral History Centre, in collaboration with  the Department of  Indigenous Studies,  and  funded through the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, is looking for ten participants for the Summer Institute: Nindibaajimomin - Digital Storytelling on the Inter-generational Experiences of Residential Schools.  The Summer Institute will cover the legacy and inter-generational experiences of residential schools and use digital storytelling as an educational method to support healing across the generations.




  • Educators (K-12 and post-secondary), service providers, front line workers or leaders in  Aboriginal communities and/or working with Aboriginal communities across Canada;
  • Helpers/Supporters of or survivors of residential schools (those who attended the schools or inter-generational survivors).



All workshops will take place at the Oral History Centre Lab at the University of Winnipeg. Laptops and other technical needs will be supplied. Over the course of the week, you will meet and see the videos of previous digital storytelling participants in Winnipeg. You will learn:


  • Elements of Storytelling as part of Oral History
  • Storyboarding
  • Photo editing – working with images, digital and scanned photos (Adobe Photoshop Elements 11)
  • Video editing software – basic video composition & editing _Adobe Premiere Elements 11)
  • Audio recording (music and/or voice recording) - editing & enhancementn techniques, sound effects
  • Digital storage, protection, protocols & permissions
  • How to deliver and implement digital storytelling  within home communities/institutes




The registration fee is $150.00. It will be fully reimbursed upon completion of the Summer Institute. Payment is due  upon registration. Please make cheque payable to the Oral History Centre, and forward to


Oral History Centre - Digital Story Summer Institute,
515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9.

Please complete the  online registration form and submit payment. If you are unable to go to the online form please call our office at 204.258.3809.

The scholarship form is available here.


For more information and/or to register, please contact:

Roberta Stout or Wendy McNab

Children of Survivors: The Inter-generational Experiences of Residential Schools

Oral History Centre

The University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB. Canada R3B 2E9

Tel: (204) 258-3809

Emails: Roberta Stout OR Wendy McNab

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