Ininiwag Dibaajimowag: Dan Highway – Second Chance
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).
Dan Highway is originally from Brochet, Manitoba (Barren Lands First Nation), Treaty 10 territory. Dan received his education in the residential school system from 1955 at age 7 to 1969 in The Pas and Winnipeg, Manitoba. After 27 years of service to the Government of Manitoba, Dan now works as an independent consultant. His film is called “Second Chance”.