CWY Youth Leaders in Action & Touchwood Agency Tribal Council (TATC) United Youth Program Unveil George Gordon First Nation Mural Project

SASKATOON, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada World Youth Nicaragua-Saskatchewan Youth Leaders recently connected with youth in George Gordon's First Nation as part of the TATC United Youth Program. CWY Youth Leaders facilitated a one day workshop on Youth Leadership and Indigenous Empowerment, developing a community mural with First Nation youth from George Gordon's, Kawacatoose, Muskowekwan, Day Star and Quinton. Rama Creole Nicaraguan Indigenous Youth Leader, Beverly Moise, led the Indigenous Empowerment workshop with the theme "We are one in our pain and one in our healing!" Reflecting on worldwide Indigenous peoples historical oppression and resiliency, Beverly developed the mural theme "We were, We are, We'll be!"

This Saturday, February 1st we will celebrate the mural with a cultural exchange celebration; Cree Traditional Feast, Pow Wow Dance Introduction and mini round dance at the George Gordon Training & Employment Center (Old School). We are asking media to attend the Mural Unveiling.

Opportunities for Media:

  • Highlight Indigenous youth and their community activism (Canadian and Nicaraguan)
  • Engage the Aboriginal community promoting CWY programs, encouraging participation in programs and Aboriginal recruitment initiatives
  • Community leaders, youth, CWY youth leaders and host families will be available for interviews and reflections on project

12:30 pm Mural Unveiling
13:00 pm Traditional Feast begins with Dance Introduction to follow

About Canada World Youth
Founded in 1971, Canada World Youth (CWY) is a world leader in developing international educational programs in sustainability for young people aged 15 to 29. A non-profit organization, CWY is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people that have a desire to become informed and active global citizens. Since its inception, Canada World Youth has made it possible 34,000 young volunteers from Canada and other countries to have safe and meaningful international experiences in more than 67 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.

SOURCE: Canada World Youth

For further information:

Jacqueline Thompson
Project Supervisor, Nicaragua Saskatchewan
Canada World Youth

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