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Xwist Memin Kin

“I Want to Go Home” –Memories of Kamloops Residential School and Joeyaska Ranch New Book by:  Mary Jane Joe (Elder Nk’xetko) Today we celebrate the release of Mary Jane Joe’s (Nk’xetko’s) new book Xwist Memin Kin “I Want to Go Home” –Memories of Kamloops Residential School and Joeyaska Ranch published by Tellwell Talent. The youthLEADarts team has had …

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Take that Kanata! Youth Raise Their Voices for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day across Turtle Island. youthLEADarts is excited to once again share this video with you. It was written, filmed, edited, acted in and produced by youth who participated in our national on-line program this past February. Youth immersed themselves in art activities that explored breaking down stereotypes, encouraged them to …

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Great LEADers…

Sometimes the differences leaders make are subtle, sometimes sweeping. You can LEAD by doing something as simple as writing and mailing a card, to painting positive messages on rocks and placing them randomly in your community, to organizing an on-line or socially distanced painting party…or go further and organize something as sweeping as a campaign …

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Day 10- Mimaju’aq: Coming Alive

(Today’s Blog is written by word-smith Lori Sherritt-Fleming) Shelley MacDonald opened one of this week’s youthLEADarts sessions with words of gratitude. She said, she could really see, in the language of her Mi’kmaq ancestors, that the students were coming alive, ‘mimaju’aq’. Indeed, this week, we have all witnessed students coming alive, coming into the power …

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Day 7- Mandalas and Ancestors in Training with Sheniz Janmohamed

(Lori Sherritt-Fleming, a youthLEADarts mentor, is the author of this blog. Stand-by for blogs from some of our other youthLEADarts team this week!) “Awareness of the mandala may have the potential of changing how we see ourselves, our planet and perhaps even our own life purpose.” -Peter Fenner The air was charged with excitement today …

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