TOGETHER – A Fundraiser for Hand Drums


Do you want to make a hand drum? Do you want to support young people in making a hand drum for themselves? Join us on THURS. NOV 8/12 at 6pm at the Metis Club (406 McGregor) for a night of singing dancing, and celebrating the gifts of our community.


This Saturday Nov. 3rd 2012 at 4:30pm, join the Healing Still Continues Group as we have a sweat to pray for good things with our hand drum projects. We are asking for the help of our ancestors and our community so that we can do this work in a good way. We do not often ask for money, or deal with funds, and so we hope we can reach our goal of  $1500!! Please send your prayers, or if you would like to attend/contribute, please let us know!


Will happen on a weekend in November and will be open to 20 youth  more details COMING SOON!


At the end of November (or beginning of December) we will have our 3rd annual Feasting Our Hand Drums. At this feast, we will invite pipe carriers, community spiritual helpers and elders to share their wisdom with us young people. We want to also honour the 20 youth who were able to make their very own hand drums!!


We are still looking for more helpers and support on these initiatives. If you are willing to help, Meet us at the Bell Tower, or send us an email info [at] ayomovement [dot] com

Contribute to the First Nations Grassroots Anthology!

Are you a First Nation novice or budding
story writer, poet, artist, or photographer?
We are looking for you!

First Nations Artist Denny Morrison next to his “Round Dance” mural

The Research and Development Unit (RDU) of the Manitoba First
Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) is initiating the
creation of a First Nations grassroots anthology to showcase:
Short-stories (Fact or Fiction)
Photography (Artistic, Digital)
Original Art Work (Digital photos of Art)
Youth (16+) and Adults (18+) that have a passion for writing, art or photography and willing to showcase it with others are asked to
submit their work before October 31, 2012. For more info, contact:

1) Dr. Betty Lynxleg, RDU Specialist:
Telephone: 937-5984
Valerie Bighetty, Research Assistant:
Telephone: 1-800-319-4857 ext 2091

Congratulations ARROWS Participants!

Shout out and congratulations to the 31 individuals who took our ARROWS Youth Engagement training on October 23/12. These 2 3 hour sessions were hosted and supported by the 595 Prevention Team, thanks Shohan and your team! These individuals participated in many different activities and brain stormed creative ways of engaging youth around the following issues

Healthy Relationships

Thanks to all of you who participated, we look forward to hearing updates from you! If you would like to learn more about ARROWS check our website, or shoot us an email

arrows [at] ayomovement [dot] com


Hello world!

Dear World

Welcome to the brand new AYOmovement Blog! We will share current opportunities from AYO Family, the thoughts/ideas of the AYO Leadership team and the general goings on of AYO! (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities). We look forward to sharing what we know, what discover and what we love with all of you!

With Humility,


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