Ininiwag dibaajimowag: Ryan Slater – My story as a son of a residential school survivor
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).
Ryan Slater is an Ojibway and member of the Peguis First Nation. He owns his own company called Reel Indian Productions and works full-time for the Manitoba Government Education Department. His video is called “My story as a son of a residential school survivor”.