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December 11, 2015

CWY & the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual Winter Celebration

Canada World Youth attended The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual Winter Celebration  on Thursday December 10, 2015, in Gatineau, Quebec. This exciting and highly anticipated event showcased talented Indigenous youth.  The AFN is a national organization that represents 634 First Nation communities in Canada. Now is an exceptionally exciting and important time for First Nations, where each of us has a role to play in finding ways to move forward together, united in our common care and concern for First Nations people and communities, cultures, families and children.

Arnold Blackstar Chief Perry Bellegarde AFNlr

Arnold Blackstar, Director, Aboriginal Programs at CWY with AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.

Arnold Blackstar Hunter Tootoo lr

Arnold Blackstar, Director, Aboriginal Programs at CWY with the Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Kai Nestman, Governor General David Johnston lr

Kai Nestman, CWY Board member, the Governor General of Canada, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and Arnold Blackstar, Director, Aboriginal Programs at CWY.

Murray Sinclar, Rita Karakas, Mrs Sinclair lr

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Rita S. Karakas, President and Chief Executive Officer of CWY and Mrs. Katherine Morrisseau-Sinclair.

Minister Carolyn Bennett Arnold Blackstar_lr

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and Arnold Blackstar, Director, Aboriginal Programs at CWY.

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About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (#118973999RR0001).

Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336, mmcgee@cwy-jcm.org.

Interviews and information (photos available):

Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336
mmcgee@cwy-jcm.org