2018 YOUTH PROJECTS
Pikwakanagan Youth Photo Voicing
Healthy Mind Body Spirit Work Ready Program
Lunaapeew Youth and Elders Coming Together
Garden River First Nation Youth Council
Aunties on the Road
FN Accessibility project
Nadowasiin- Spirit Stone Pipestone carving
Indigenous Nation to Indigenous Nation, Youth Relearning Indigenous Governance Practices
Ottawa Youth Round Dance
T.E.N (Truth Empowering Nations) Music Program
Photo voicing will allow youth to express themselves culturally through photos.
Our project is to deliver the services of support to the community of sault ste marie. We use the Anishinaabe Culture as a way to identify ourselves as we sit in talking circles and talk about issues that have we been struggling with. We have a 12 module program geared to have men learn about tradition, identity, culture, healthy choices and lifestyles. This is a solution based project and has been successful in the past, keeping people sober and having a sense of pride of who they are.
Lunaapeew Youth and Elders Coming Together' seeks to bridge the generational gap between Lenape Youth and Elders through relationships, connections, mentorship and sharing. Drawing from our community's human resources and traditional knowledge, we strive to instill the youth with a hands-on, land-based learning experience so they can pass on Lenape Culture and Traditions for years to come. Traditional Foods, Medicines and Teaching, along with Stories immersed in Lenape History will bring a sense of pride and belonging to our Nations most vulnerable and beautiful populations - our young people, and our knowledge keepers.
Our community currently does not have a youth council or Youth Involvement. We want to start a youth council to have the Youth voice heard for the next 7 generations.
Our project aims to promote a (re)claiming of sexual and reproductive health rooted in Indigenous thought and culture by offering a five-day Full-Spectrum Doula Training to members of the urban Indigenous community and surrounding area. This training will equip young Indigenous people with the skills and abilities, including cultural knowledge, to support other young Indigenous people with their reproductive health decisions. As Indigenous doulas and reproductive health advocates, we hope to increase support available to young Indigenous parents, to promote maternal, paternal and child health, and to (re)connect Indigenous youth to their bodies.
This project focus on the language accessibility and developing the voices for youth FN people with disabilities. It helps to increase the awareness of our struggles, barriers and overcomes. its like we could share our stories with them who are interested in our stories.
Nadowasiin- Spirit Stone Pipestone carving project is inspired by my gift of being given a Sacred Pipe. It has been a source of strength for me to be grounded in ceremony and my culture. I think it is a basis and foundation for lifelong learning for youth like myself who are trying to connect with their culture. I want to share with youth teachings and ways of learning, create an opportunity for youth to connect with elders and Carvers who share the sacred teachings of becoming a pipe carrier and the role and responsibility to community.
The youth of Mattagami are looking to Indigenous allies of the Anishinaabe nation in Ottawa and Akwesasne for inspiration, best governance practices, and a knowledge exchange. By sending an envoy of youth, we hope to relearn and rekindle an international relationship between our Indigenous nations to support our visions for self-determination.
River Rocks Grassroots Project is a dance and lyrical Hip-Hop youth project that will work with Indigenous youth in Wikwemikong Unceded Territory and Sudbury, Ontario, to create socially conscious songs and an interactive video project through a series of poetry, storytelling, lyricism, beat production and dancing workshops. Recorded materials will travel with our team, to reservations in Ontario, as well as some alternative schools in urban areas to help empower youth in those communities.
As a volunteer with Assembly of Seven Generations, we recently collaborated with the 4rs Youth Movement to put on a community round dance in Ottawa. We had roughly 200 people attend from the community and some guests from other near by communities. The funding we used for this round dance is not re occurring, so having access to the OYIPP funding will allow for A7G to put on another round dance for our community at a time when it is most needed.
We provide a safe space for at-risk Indigenous Youth to express their truth in a positive environment, working with a team of youth mentors, youth support workers and youth facilitators. This program helps them become more aware of their negative feelings and struggles, education on those emotions and feelings as well as various positive outlets including writing, recording and producing music, learning about the traditional drums and traditional songs, as well as jujitsu and endurance training.
Sault Ste. Marie
Moraviantown (Delaware Nation)
Garden River Ontario
Urban Indigenous Community in Ottawa
Bark Lake - Algonquin Cultural Camp
Mattagami, Ottawa, Akwesasne
Wikwemikong and Sudbury