Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP)
YOUTH/ELDER EAGLE PROGRAM
UPCOMING RECREATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP
COLOURING CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
We are grateful to everyone who shared their colouring and hashtag ideas with us! Each entry was special and amazing! Stay tuned for the next contest part of Project We Are All Connected (Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe).
Congratulations to the Winners!
Our 1st Place Winner of a $100 “Campfire Chats” Prize Pack is Gabriel Boisvert
Our 2nd Place Winner of a $75 “Campfire Chats” Prize Pack is Ryan Cunningham
Our 3rd Place Winner of a $50 “Campfire Chats” Prize Pack is Beckett Kirby
Honourable Mentions to:
Chloe Sian-Squires, Wynn, Tara Asombrado, Eve Judas-Goulet, Tahlea Zoe, Ingrid, Lillia Drolin
The overall top 10 Winners will each receive a tiny ptarmigan stuffy and pins generously donated by artist Janet Pacey of Signed.
Winning Prizes will be available for pick up starting Wednesday June 9th at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre located at 5011 51st Street between 9am to 5pm. For more information please call: (867) 873-2864 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre recognizes the support of SideDoor, Tamarack Institute and the Government of Canada through the CBYF Community Innovation Fund.
Project: Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe (We Are All Connected)
What is Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe?
Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe is centered around empowering and engaging youth in Yellowknife to take the lead in collective action planning, decision-making and community innovation. Mary Rose Sunberg from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, translates “Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe” from Wıılııdeh to English to mean “we all grow together” or that “we are all connected.” This project will utilize holistic planning methods that blend both Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge to develop of a new model that takes a strength-based approach to raise awareness of multiple intelligences and that we all have gifts to share. Ultimately, Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe seeks to improve education, training and employment outcomes for local youth as they transition to adulthood by addressing systemic inequities at the community level that create barriers for youth.
Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe / We Are All Connected is a community innovation project focusing on engaging, supporting and empowering youth through:
A Youth Culture Committee
Campfire Chats featuring Art, Culture and Wellness-Based Activities
A Multiple Intelligences Human Library and Art Event
The Youth Culture Committee
The Youth Culture Committee (YCC) is made up of 8 Youth Members and 1 Youth Engagement Coordinator between the ages of 14 to 30. This committee is the guiding force behind the Community Innovation Project called Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe, which translates from Wıılııdeh to English to mean “we all grow together” or that “we are all connected.” Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe is centered around empowering and engaging youth in Yellowknife to take the lead in collective action planning, decision-making and community innovation. This project will take a strength-based approach to raise awareness of multiple intelligences and that we all have gifts to share.
Ultimately, Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe seeks to improve education, training and employment outcomes for local youth as they transition to adulthood by addressing systemic inequities at the community level that create barriers for youth. As part of the Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) Collective Impact Initiative in Yellowknife, learnings from this project will be shared with other CBYF projects in Canada through Tamarack Institute.
This project has been made possible thanks to the support of:
SLIPPER MAKING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
THE YOUTH & ELDER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SPRING/SUMMER SLIPPER MAKING SESSIONS (MAY, JUNE & JULY)
WHO: artists and emerging artists
WHERE: The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre / Online
WHEN: Wednesday's from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
10 class series starting Wednesday June 9, 2021
WHY: Following Dene Values, this is an opportunity for artists from Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo to pass on sewing/beading knowledge and skills to emerging artists in our community.
HOW: These workshops will be facilitated by Sarah Cleary. Sarah is an NWT artist originally from Deline, and she currently resides in Yellowknife. This workshop series will take participants from start to finish in creating a pair of traditional moccasins. Beading techniques will also be taught and designed during this special project. All sewing will be done by hand. All supplies included. Participants will meet over 10 weekly sessions to work towards the completion of a pair of moccasins.
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO APPLIED.
The in-person program is currently at maximum capacity, but interested participants can still submit an online application below for a space to participate in the program virtually and/or to be placed on a waitlist, in which you to be contacted if a space in the program opens up.
VISIT: the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre
CALL: (867) 873-2864
Please note that space is limited and COVID-19 safety procedures are in place
This program has been made possible thanks to funding received from NWT Arts Council and the GNWT
WHAT IS THE YOUTH & ELDER ADVISORY COMMITTEE?
The Youth and Elder Culture Committee is a group of volunteers who meet on a monthly basis to integrate their voices, perspectives, skills and interests into programming offered through the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre for Youth and Elders in the community of Yellowknife.
The Youth & Elder Advisory Committee provides opportunities to…
improve the lives of Indigenous Youth and Elders in Yellowknife
contribute to the success of activities, events and programs in the community
share your talents, skills, interests & passions