Ininiwag Dibaajimowag: Clayton Sandy – Generations of Change
Between 2010 and 2013, six women and seven men produced 2-5 minute digital stories which tell about their experiences of being parented by a survivor of a residential school. The first project, kiskinohamâtôtâpânâsk: Intergenerational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers are Residential School Survivors was a project spearheaded by Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence and the second project, ininiwag dibaajimowag : First Nations Men’s Digital Stories on the Intergenerational Experiences of Residential Schools was done through the Oral History Centre and Indigenous Studies at the University of Winnipeg (funded through the Aboriginal Healing Foundation).
Clayton Sandy is from Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation. Both of his parents attended residential schools and 6 of his older siblings attend Birtle residential school. He has been employed with the Manitoba Government for the past 33 years. His video is called “Generations of Change”.