January 30, 2014
CWY Youth Leaders in Action & Touchwood Agency Tribal Council United Youth Program Mural Project George Gordon First Nation January 2014
SASKATOON, January 29, 2014 – Canada World Youth Nicaragua Saskatchewan Youth Leaders recently connected with youth in George Gordon’s First Nation a part of the TATC United Youth Program. CWY Youth Leaders facilitated a one day workshop on Youth Leadership and Indigenous Empowerment, developing a community mural with First Nation youth from George Gordon’s, Kawacatoose, Muskowekwan, Day Star and Quinton. Rama Creole Nicaraguan Indigenous Youth Leader Beverly Moise led the Indigenous Empowerment workshop with the theme “We are one in our pain and one in our healing!” Reflecting on worldwide Indigenous peoples historical oppression and resiliency, Beverly developed the mural theme “We were, We are, We’ll be!”
This Saturday, February 1st we will celebrate the mural with a cultural exchange celebration; Cree Traditional Feast, Pow Wow Dance Introduction and mini round dance at the George Gordon Training & Employment Center (Old School). We are asking media to attend the Mural Unveiling
Opportunities for Media:
- Highlight Indigenous youth and their community activism (Canadian and Nicaraguan)
- Engage the Aboriginal community promoting CWY programs, encouraging participation in programs and Aboriginal recruitment initiatives
- Community leaders, youth, CWY youth leaders and host families will be available for interviews and reflections on project
12:30 pm Mural Unveiling
13:00 pm Traditional Feast begins with Dance Introduction to follow
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Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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514 931-3526 # 336