ᐱᐣᑎᑫᐣ (Come In)
Surviving and Fighting Dehumanizing Practices in Ontario Institutions
Passing Through the Darkness of our Past Lives into the Light of our Present Lives
In this video, Marie Slark and Antoinette Charlebois speak with Sue Hutton about their hopes and desires for students learning to become educators, social workers, and health care providers. Slark and Charlebois share their stories of fear, torture, and death. Many people died at Huronia Regional Centre, as the headstones in the cemetery indicate. Because of neglect and abuse from staff, instiutionalized children felt terror and fear, and many died. Children were buried in unmarked graves or in graves with numbers, not names. Slark and Charlebois discuss their advocacy work with the organization “Remember Every Name,” which aims to counter the systemic violence they experienced in the institution.
Credits | Transcript | ASL Content Alert
Braiding the Strands
Widening the Story: Artifact 1
Widening the Story: Artifact 2
Widening the Story: Artifact 3
Braiding and Weaving in More Strands
Land-based Care Activity
Dominique Ireland (Deaf Interpreter, Connect Interpreting Services), and Debbie Parliament (ASL-English Interpreter, Connect Interpreting Services). ASL video overlay by Aaron Kelly.
Writing/ dramaturgy: Kat Germain, Rebecca Singh, Jennifer Brethour
Consultations: Melanie Marsden, Melissa George-Watson
Voice Actors: Elder Glenda Klassen, Christine Malec, Colette Desjardins, Scotty Yams
Sound Engineer: David Stinson
Speakers: Marie Slark and Antoinette Charlebois. Interviewer: Sue Hutton. Video Editing and Captioning by Hannah Fowlie. Original Score by Angus McLellan. “Remember Every Name” Sculpture by Hillary Clark Cole, commissioned by Survivors of Huronia Regional Centre, photos and video footage provided by Aaron and Evadne Kelly. Train Tracks from WeVideo. This project has been generously funded by eCampusOntario (ID # GUEL - 564) and University of Guelph’s Learning Enhancement Fund. Ontario Commons Licensing-Non Derivative.
Toaster Lab, ReVisioning Fitness, eCampusOntario, Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life, Guelph Museums, Respecting Rights, Creative Users Projects, ARCH Disability Law Centre, University of Guelph, Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice.