WELCOME TO GARNETSJOURNEY.COM, where you will meet Garnet Angeconeb – an Indigenous man who has survived a long journey – from the trap line, to residential school, to the city – all in his lifetime. On this site, Garnet will tell you stories from his life, in his own voice, in about 30 brief videos, plus one 21-minute biography. It’s like reading a book, except in this case the author is speaking to you. This website was created in 2012, with few changes since then. That means there may be terms, names of organizations, policies, as well as news events that are different now, and may not be reflected on the website. The power of Garnet’s story remains the same, and is as important today as it was then.
FOR EDUCATORS: Use the garnetsjourney.com Educator’s Guide in your classrooms.
GET STARTED: Explore “Garnet’s Journey” at your own pace. You can start with the 21-minute biography “Garnet, Full Circle,” just below. All the other videos are between one and eight minutes long. You can see them by going to the “Video Chapters 1-5” link.
THE FILM – “GARNET, FULL CIRCLE” – a biography of Garnet:
Many Canadians have never met an Indigenous person, or a survivor of Indian Residential Schools. This 21-minute video aims to change that. We want you to get to know Garnet, and to learn about our shared history through his story. This website is aimed at reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, with a view to educate and inform. So take 21 minutes to meet Garnet, then explore the rest of the website at your own pace.
WHAT DOES GARNETSJOURNEY TELL US?