Ininiwag dibaajimowag: Jason Parenteau – Changes
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).
Jason Parenteau is a member of the Moravian of the Thames Delaware Nation Band (Ontario). He currently works for Manitoba Justice as an Aboriginal Spiritual Care Giver at the Manitoba Youth Centre. He also owns his own business known as Niigaan Media which produces various multi-media products that help to restore and revitalize Aboriginal culture and language. His video is called “Changes”.