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Canada Service Corps: The Land Talks Back

Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), Coral Habour, Maskwacis, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, Songhees Nation, Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Yellowknife, Ymir

We are grateful for the amazing youth participants, Elders, partners and community connections that made The Land Talks Back so special!! 10 amazing Community Coordinators delivered projects that supported youth participants to discover new interests, skills, knowledge and forge meaningful connections with one another, the Land and their communities. Youth learned from and spent time with Elders and Knowledge Keepers, community partners and leaders. Each of the 10 cohorts delivered a final project to address an environmental issue facing their community – they were so thoughtful about these final projects many of which are being sustained and expanded beyond the completion of this project. Examples of these final projects include: greenhouses galore!! for community growing, gathering and learning; waste management to get rid of litter and minimize threat of wildlife; community-wide conservation challenge; tipi for community gathering and sharing; traditional crafting and sustainability teachings; and an interactive mural to share the power of art as healing from climate disaster.

The Land Talks Back was funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, Canada Service Corps, national Service Placements stream (2023-2024).

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