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.

VIDEO: Aboriginal Gangs in Winnipeg (VICE)

The following is a VICE video released on July 10, 2014 describing the issue of Aboriginal street gangs in our city. We have one thing to say about that “stop the violence”.

Video Description from YouTube

Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba, Canada — and for 16 of the past 33 years, it has also been the country’s murder capital. The prairie city is home to just under 800,000 people, about 10 percent of whom are Aboriginal, meaning Winnipeg boasts the largest urban Aboriginal population in Canada. Largely impoverished and facing continual discrimination, the community has given rise to violent Aboriginal street gangs. VICE News went to Winnipeg to spend time with gang members and find out why they’re linked to the majority of the city’s murders.

Read more on VICE News: Why Canada’s Inclusiveness Doesn’t Include Its Aboriginal Population: http://bit.ly/1y0evnu

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CHECK OUT THE ORIGINAL LINK HERE: https://news.vice.com/video/aboriginal-gangs-in-winnipeg
Thanks to Stefan Richard for sharing this with us!