Opportunities – March 2018

Do you want to get involved with the AYO team in Winnipeg? Take out your calendar and circle these dates!

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Inner City Voices (radio show): bi-weekly, hour long radio program featuring a panel of real people sharing real stories, discussing real topics and celebrating real music. Listen to old episodes of the show by clocking  HERE.
Monday March 12, 5-6pm on CKUW 95.9fm
Monday March 26, 5-6pm on CKUW 95.9fm

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Speak Cree? (free community language nest): this weekly community space invites Cree/Inninew speakers of all dialects, ages and experience levels to learn and share the language!
Tuesdays: March 6March 13, March 20 & March 27 @ 6:30pm
@ Ralph Brown Community Centre – 460 Andrews St

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Fearless R2W (Child welfare education & advocacy group): We meet weekly and invite parents and community helpers to come build their networks and system literacy.
Wednesdays @ 6:00pm @ Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre
March 7 – Learning Circle with Winnipeg Boldness Project
March 14 – Advocacy & Crafts
March 21 – Topic To Be Determined….
March 28 – Sharing Circle

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Meet Me at the Bell Tower (anti-violence, community building gathering): weekly event for families and youth to encourage healthy living. We also connect members of the community with relevant supports in creative ways.
Fridays @ 6:00pm @ 470 Selkirk – Indigenous Family Centre
March 9 – Restoring Justice
March 16 – Food As Resistance
March 23 / March 30 – Topics To Be Determined….

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AYO Politix (system literacy, self directed learning for Indigenous youth): We meet in local businesses to brain storm topics and plan solutions and actions to support our community and AYO initiatives.
Mental Wellness Brain Storm, Saturday March 17 @ 12:00pm
Newcastle Restaurant – 1010 Main Street 

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Midnight Medicine Walk (cultural walk for those being sexually exploited on the streets): In response to the recent verdicts relating to Tina Fontaine and injustices across the country we will be meeting at
March 19 @ 11:45pm on Alexander & Waterfront

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AYO To Celebrate 8th Birthday: Nothing has been planned yet, but keep your eyes posted to the page or surprise AYO team members with birthday gifts all month!

 

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Closing the Gaps in Urban Indigenous Health (with WRHA)

Announcing a partnership between AYO & the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Population & Public Health Branch to understand the challenges and identify ways forward to improve health for urban indigenous peoples, especially our youth.  Over the next several weeks, a variety of activities and initiatives will be undertaken to solicit feedback from urban indigenous community members as well as the creation of reports that focus on 3 areas:

  1. gaps in service
  2. recommended solutions &
  3. commercial tobacco reduction

CLOSING THE GAPS IN URBAN INDIGENOUS HEALTH

Our first endeavour is to host 2 events to introduce the project and begin working with the community on documenting our feedback. The first set of consultations and report will focus on identifying the gaps in urban indigenous health from a youth and community perspective.

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Friday January 29th 2016
Closing the Gaps Bell Tower – Community Event
6pm – 470 Selkirk Ave
Open to all community members
CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1523322877961641/

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Saturday January 30th 2016
Closing the Gaps Brain Storm – Urban Indigenous Youth Event
12 noon –  865 Main St
Open to urban indigenous youth
CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1058269267557016/

August 2nd – Politix Brain Storm Mayor Report Card

+++ALL YOUNG WINNIPEGGERS 30ISH AND UNDER ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE BRAIN STORM!++++MAYOR REPORT CARD

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Mayoral BS events! Join us once more this Saturday to do a review of each of the 5 candidates, and prepare some feedback, or a MAYOR REPORT CARD to share with them on how they did as well as our own comments/feedback. CLICK HERE TO BE TRANSPORTED TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE – and please help spread the word. Any young person who attended a brain storm or listened to the SPEED ROUNDS is invited to come back and have their say on these candidates.

Stay tuned to the MAYOR BS Page for further details on the GET REAL Candidates Forum!
http://politixbs.wordpress.com/wpg14/2014-mayor-bs/

We also have an important issue to discuss together. Beginning August 9th, we will be Brain Storming with individuals vying for City Council as our MYNARSKI representative. Let’s make our strategy, discuss our SPEED ROUND TOPICS and determine how we will ENGAGE MORE YOUTH!

STAY TUNED TO THE MYNARSKI BS PAGE FOR DETAILS:
http://politixbs.wordpress.com/wpg14/2014-mynarski-bs/

#PolitixBS