Luminance.co Releases AYO Documentary

In August of 2018, members of AYO! welcomed some film makers into our circle as we went about our work. They were invited in to our Meet Me at the Bell Tower, our Politix Brain Storm & all the preparation that goes into a Midnight Medicine Walk. This 12 minute, Max Latimer directed film also features voices overs and interviews with Lauren Chopek, Jenna “Liiciious” Wirch & Michael Redhead Champagne. You can watch the full video by clicking the below image (or these words)

Max has shared the documentary on YouTube so it an be accessed here! The following blurb is how Luminance.co described our documentary when they originally posted it:

Can we equip Indigenous youth to give them the chance to create the life they want? That’s what AYO has been doing in the Winnipeg area for over a decade now, through the unique force of openness, collaboration and dedication.

The movement brings together the talents and resources of all members of the community to give a voice to Aboriginal youth, materialize their ideas and give them the opportunity to fulfill their dreams !

If you’re like us, you thought the music was very moving, take a look/click at the artists and tracks that appeared in the documentary!

Please take a look at the videos on the Luminance.co Facebook page to see more documentaries aimed at highlighting social movements.

6 Years Later: Meet Me at the Bell Tower

This Friday November 17th at 6:00pm, you’re invited to a celebration of community building and peace at the North End Bell Tower (470 Selkirk Ave) as we celebrate our 6th birthday!

Join the #BellTowerFamily as we welcome special guests, live entertainment, bell tower awards, cake and of course prizes to “6 Years Later”, our birthday celebration. Whether you’ve been coming for years or have been meaning to come out for your first time, this is the perfect moment to come out. We will hear from youth leader Kakeka Thundersky about why building community is important to her; Winnipeg’s own Joe Curtis will share his Meet Me at the Bell Tower original song; and of course Cake from Gunn’s Bakery, and our yearly recognition of community the Bell Tower Awards. If you want to help, bring yourself, a friend, a prize to donate, a song to share or words to gift to the community!

All the festivities begin at 6:00pm, volunteers are asked to show up at 5:30pm. If you would like to donate, volunteer or schedule a media interview please email Quinton at Q@ayomovement.com.

Stranger Danger for PARENTS [Part 3 of 4]

Last week, we met at MM@BT and discussed ways we as kids, parents and community members could keep children in the community safe. Check out the below list of ideas we have for PARENTS so they can keep their children protected from stranger danger:

STRANGER DANGER - parent

STRATEGIES

  • Education from day one (age appropriate) for your kids:
  • Create a ‘safety password’
  • teach children about “safe touch” – what is and is not an OK touch
  • know where your children are always
  • teach our kids to communicate, describe and observe surroundings/people
  • Ensure your children know their own address and phone # and parents’ names
  • teach our kids to trust themselves
  • trust your instincts as a parent when deciding who is and isn’t safe for your child.

HELPFUL LINKS FROM A COMMUNITY MAMA

Thanks to the Bannock Lady for sharing these helpful links with us – as parents we recommend you sit down and check these links out with your relatives and your own children so you can begin the discussion on how to best keep your child safe.

Younger Kids

Older Kids/Tweens

STRANGER DANGER SERIES

  1. ROUGH NOTES
  2. Stranger Danger for KIDS
  3. Stranger Danger for PARENTS (this Post)
  4. Stranger Danger for COMMUNITY