Britannia 2021

Our daily Blog of the events that unfolded in the Britannia youthLEADarts 2021 project. Submitted by various authors.

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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Day 3- Candice Halls Howcroft & the Wheel of Courage

Candice Hall Howcroft started her session with a smudging and a gratitude prayer. Her very empowering workshop had the students answering questions and feverishly writing notes to remember everything she said. She introduced the 7 Sacred Teachings which are common across many Indigenous Peoples: HUMILITY Think of others before yourself. Humility is to live your …

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