Please see the attached file for a copy of the Leaders-in-Training Guidebook manual that Dr. Lisa Korteweg and Jackie Chan from the Thunder Bay site had edited. This manual was utilized by the Thunder Bay team in part of their contribution to the Tikkun Project Symposium. This manual was used with the Indigenous youth leaders and with the Kingfisher Land-based wellness camp.
Ashley Nurmela, a Youth Researcher from the Thunder Bay site of the Tikkun Project, has been actively working on an anti-racism campaign titled "Stand Up! Against Racism." Ashley's project has received the Mayor's Community Safety Award for an Outstanding Community Project. Check out a video below of Ashley talking about her project.
One of the high school Indigenous youth groups from the Tikkun Project (Superior High School) organized an Indigenous youth-driven initiative to create a powwow. The event was a success and the CBC has written an article about this event, including pictures. Please check out this article below:
One of our youth researchers at the Thunder Bay site, Ashley Nurmela, was part of a video titled "Stat Changers" that discusses several youth's involvement with post-secondary education. Check it out below:
One of the high school Indigenous youth groups from the Tikkun Project (Superior High School) has organized an Indigenous youth-driven initiative to create a powwow. The Indigenous youth during Tikkun sessions, with the support of an Aboriginal facilitator in the school, have decided to hold and organize a powwow at their school. This powwow is the first one that has been held since the school opened.
Tikkun leader Kaitlin Madore encouraged the youth to take the lead and make decisions about what they envision for this event. The youth have since organized the dancing, the drumming groups, and craft displays (which they are making themselves). The Aboriginal facilitator in the school is working with the art teacher for a special Indigenous arts and craft class that has thirty students attending and participating. In this class, Indigenous youth will be leading a class on the skills needed to make and sew moccasins.
Please see the attached flyer for the upcoming event!
One of our previous posts highlighted the upcoming rally (Stand Up! Against Racism) that one of our Thunder Bay Youth Researchers (Ashley Nurmela) was organizing.
As a follow up to this, we are happy to announce that the rally was a success! Various news outlets have focused on the work Ashley has been organizing. Feel free to check out these interviews and articles that give insight into the event:
CBC Interview - Superior Morning with Lisa Laco
The Chronicle journal - "Students stand up in anti-racism walk"
TB News Watch - "Post-secondary students stand up against racism"
Ashley Nurmela, a youth researcher from the Thunder Bay site of the Tikkun Project, has helped organize a rally against racism.
Last year, Ashley and her classmates worked together to create a rally to stand up against online racism. CBC reported on this event and the surrounding events online at the following link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/facebook-racism-confronted-with-we-are-one-rally-in-thunder-bay-1.3033862
Ashley and her colleagues are again holding this rally this year. Please see the informational flyer below or contact Ashley at email@example.com
Check out Dr. Lisa Korteweg's video address from the Tikkun Youth Project Year One Celebration event!