New digital story series explores the intergenerational impacts of residential schools through the eyes of women with survivor mothers

A “digital story” is a 2-5 minute video. It is a personal narrative coupled with a collection of still images, video, and music which illustrates an individual’s story. An innovative project at the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) used digital storytelling to understand better how the residential school legacy passes on between generations. The series draws on the growing recognition of the healing or therapeutic benefits of visual and narrative approaches.

To view the stories and learn more about “kiskino mâto tapanâsk: Intergenerational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers are Residential School Survivors”, visit the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence website at