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.

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!