Where are the Hallways

Provides insight into the day-to-day lived experiences of students and staff in Kashechewan First Nation who attend St. Andrew’s Elementary School. Attending school in portables, the elementary students, staff and parents address the need for a new elementary school in Kashechewan. Students share perspectives regarding school life—the challenges, supports, successes, the importance of education and their hopes for a better future.

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  2. DVD — Where are the Hallways?


Books with no Bounds

This introductory Heartspeak episode presents the mission of Books with no Bounds, co-founded by “teen sisters on a mission,” Julia and Emma Mogus, as they strive to bring the gift of reading to children and youth in Canada's northern First Nation communities.

Learn more about the lives and issues confronting today's Aboriginal children and youth alongside Emma and Julia.

Available from Heartspeak

  1. DVD — Heartspeak about Books with no Bounds

  2. Workshop — Making Shannen’s Dream a Reality


Shannen’s Dream

All she wanted was to go to a real school.
She became a role model and a legend.

Heartspeak has helped document the Shannen’s Dream campaign and has touched several schools across Canada and South Africa with engaging workshops. Learn More

Our Dreams Matter Too

The 3rd Annual Our Dreams Matter Too Walk will be held on June 11, 2014. Featuring footage from the Our Dreams Matter Too walk (2013) in Oakville, Ontario, youth leaders Wes Prankard, Founder of Northern Starfish, and Julia & Emma Mogus, Co-founders of Books With No Bounds, encourage children, youth, families, schools, and organizations to write letters to your MP and the Prime Minister supporting culturally based equity for First Nations children and organize a walk to a mailbox in your community. Learn More at the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada

  1. HeartspeakTV — Our Dreams Matter Too Walk

NationTalk Radio Interview

Shelley Steele, Founder of Heartspeak is interviewed on NationTalk about Heartspeak’s mission to produce inspirational, educational, and social media featuring young role models, as they share lessons learned based on lived experiences.

Topics include bullying, mental health and addiction, leadership, disability, racism, gender issues, the inequities faced by First Nation children in Canada, and more.

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Making Reconciliation a Reality

Stories of Reconciliation provides a vehicle and educational tool to inspire dialogue and reconciliation. Stories of Reconciliation features people from all walks of life—students, educators, singer/songwriters, residential school survivors, ministers, parents, community leaders, a former Prime Minister—sharing lived experiences, stories, and strategies to encourage leadership for all—to make reconciliation a reality. Also features Final TRC Event, Justice Sinclair/Walk for Reconciliation). Excerpts will be screened.

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Stories of Reconciliation: Beginning with Ourselves

Get ready to meet the most courageous and compassionate people—from all walks of life and age—along their personal journey of reconciliation.

Stories of Reconciliation features emotionally-charged stories of heartache, history, loss and progress—connecting us with the meaning of home, family, identity, purpose, dreams, spirit, treaties and respect. It provides a vehicle to recover Canada’s hidden history, confront racism, seek solutions, and explore what reconciliation means to you.

The series will cover a range of topics related to the theme of reconciliation with each episode reflecting a different facet and contributing to overall understanding and appreciation of the process of reconciliation and individuals who are key to moving it forward.