November 29th, 2022
Thank you for your donations, your engagement and your support – we are so grateful for this wonderful community!! 💖
We have had an amazing year and we’re excited to share an update on our innovative, inclusive and diverse youth-led programs✨
The From Our Territories storytelling project, funded by BC Heritage, headed to Squamish and Lil’wat territory to do some interviews and Land focused filming! 🌿 It was so special for the group to meet up in person and we can’t wait to share their films with you in the new year!
Our Global Affairs Canada-funded Indigenous Youth Internship program is wrapping up as virtual cohort 4 finishes this week! As always, we are so proud of these interns for stepping out of their comfort zone, using their voices, and building global connections!! 🌍 Our IAYI team has delivered two innovative and engaging virtual cohorts and supported 42 (!!) interns this year – we are so proud! 💛
At the beginning of November, the Women and Gender Equality Canada-funded Shared Wisdom: Up North project had their second in-person training in Yellowknife. They focused on wellness when working in community, facilitation and navigating difficult conversations, and 2SLGBTQIA+ healing and allyship 🌈. We are so proud of this team and their work in their communities!
The Shared Wisdom team has also been hosting workshops in their communities, including a pin-making workshop in Iqaluit and a beaded pin-making night in Yellowknife. Both had powerful and productive conversations about the gendered barriers folks face in their communities and the changes they want to see made.