Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP)
YOUTH EAGLE PROGRAM
CONTESTS FOR JUNE - SENIOR CITIZEN MONTH IN THE NWT
June is Senior Citizen Month in the NWT
June 1st is Intergenerational Day
Is there a senior/elder in your life that you haven’t spoken to for a while? Give them a call to let them know you’re thinking of them. Do you have other ideas of how to participate in Senior Citizen Month? Do something nice for a senior or elder in your life. Let us know about it by sending an email to email@example.com for a chance to win a gift certificate to Tim Hortons to show our appreciation for your kindness.
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Wear purple to show your support and make an awareness raising sign!
Take a photo of yourself wearing purple and holding your sign.
Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a gift certificate to Tim Hortons
Contest Deadline: June 30th, 2020 at 5pm
JUNE 11 2020
Online Reconciliation Workshop
Join this online session from about the history of residential schools, intergenerational trauma and reconciliation with facilitator Shelley Joseph from Reconciliation Canada. This workshop is for youth and interested members from the community of Yellowknife, including Ndilo and Dettah.
12:00PM to 1:00PM via a Zoom Video Call
To receive the Zoom link to join this Online Session, please contact the Aboriginal Youth Worker at:
email@example.com or by phone at 819-743-0993
RVSP and be entered to win a $20 gift card for Subway.
Participate and/or get a friend, family member, or someone else from the community to join and receive another chance to win!
"GET ON THE LAND SUMMER DAY CAMPS"
Stay tuned for more info!
This project is funded by a grant from the NWT On The Land Collaborative.
The NWT On The Land Collaborative brings together government, charitable, corporate, and other partners to combine efforts and make it easier for communities in the Northwest Territories to access money and resources for land-based projects. The Collaborative supports projects that: get people out on the land; connect community members to their land, culture, and traditions; build or strengthen partnerships; enhance community capacity; and are sustainable. For more information, visit www.nwtontheland.ca.
YOUTH EAGLE PROGRAM
“The Eagle Youth Program” is dedicated to the late Norbert Thomas (Tom) Eagle. Tom was responsible and instrumental in the development of Friendship Centres at the National, Provincial and Territorial levels.
Tom’s passion was for youth of all ages to succeed in life. “Mentor our youth of today and empower them to become leaders of tomorrow.” Tom’s 40 years plus tenure within the Friendship Centre movement has brought the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre to what it is today.
Objectives of the Youth Eagle Program:
To increase youth engagement
To foster youth empowerment
To support youth in understanding cultural identity
To develop and maintain effective partnerships
Programming, Activities & Events:
Youth Advisory Committee
On the Land Camps
Culture-based classes and workshops
YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE (YAC)
WHAT IS THE YAC?
The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of youth who meet on a monthly basis to share and integrate their voices, perspectives, and expertise into programs, events, and leadership opportunities offered through the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre for youth in the community of Yellowknife, including Ndilo and Dettah.
YAC MEMBERS ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO:
are between the ages of 14 to 24
are committed to attend and participate in YAC meetings
The YAC provides opportunities to…
increase leadership skills and experience to add to your resume
volunteer or participate in cultural activities and programs
attend national leadership conferences
grow personally and professionally
JOIN & MAKE A DIFFERENCE
TO FIND OUT MORE PLEASE CALL (867) 873-2864 or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org