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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Youth & Reconciliation : What is it? How do we get involved?


What is it?

Reconciliation is about all of us including Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal children and youth. We believe that reconciliation will happen when all people know about the history, successes and challenges of Aboriginal peoples today, and have peace building and citizen skills to ensure a better future for all people.

How do we get involved?

APPLY

  • YRI recruitment happens every June – July! Send in a resume and cover letter to volunteer@canadianroots.cato be considered.

TRAIN

  • There is a week-long YRI training every August where you’ll be linked with the people and resources for a successful year.

ORGANIZE!

  • From September to April, organize monthly events for youth in your community to discuss what reconciliation means to you.

SHARE

  • Share your learning at our annual conference or at exchanges near you! 

All Nations Medicine Walk for Sexually Exploited Women & Girls

All Nations Medicine Walk for Sexually Exploited Women & Girls

On May 5, 2013, a group of interested youth in the community are organizing an All Nations Medicine Walk to raise awareness about sexual exploitation of women and girls in Manitoba, and to cleanse the streets where there are high sexual exploitation rates with traditional and sacred medicines.

The Medicine Walk will take place where women and girls have been found murdered and sexually exploited through the sex trade. The Walk will begin at the Thunderbird House on May 5 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Feast, Pipe Ceremony and speakers. The Feast will begin when the walkers return to the Thunderbird House.

AGENDA:
– OPENING PRAYER –

1:00 – Pipe Ceremony **CALLING ALL PIPE CARRIERS**
Myra Laramee will be leading the Pipe Ceremony
2:30 – Walk ** CALLING ALL DRUMMERS**
Female Drum Group: Keewatin Otchitchak Singers
4:00 – Speakers
Male Youth Speaker: Michael Champagne
Female Youth Speaker: Jennalicious
Femlale Elder Speaker: Leslie Spillet
Male Elder Speaker : TBA
Experiential Speaker: TBA
4:30 – Community Feast

NOTES:

During the walk, we are requesting that all individuals bring their medicines from home (Sage, Cedar and Sweetgrass) in action to cleanse and smudge the streets while we all walk together.

We are encouraging and asking all nations and cultures to take part in the Medicine Walk because this issue effects every race and every walk of life

There will be vehicles available for elders during the walk.

If anybody would like posters to promote the walk you can write on the wall

If there are any suggestions or questions you can contact
Ivana Yellowback or Kevin Settee by sending a message through facebook