Video and text by The USAY (Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth) Calgary, from their Medicine Wheel Warrior's Program:
The youth learned about Medicine Wheel teachings and ancestral heroes from a local community Elder, Randy Bottle. The youth created their own characters and stories that made them feel strong and think of themselves as powerful leaders. Then 3D technology was used to scan and print their own action figures, to accompanying action figure trading cards and customized boxes.
”Help You See” is written, recorded and filmed with students of Garden Hill, Manitoba.
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Video by http://www.dreimedia.com
SONG CREDITS: Matthew Monias, Gesley McKay, Victory Barkman, Rochelle Loonfoot, Rayna Fontaine, Feather Flett, Chelsea Canada & Brianna Harper
Produced by David Hodges & Joey Langlois
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Video and text by Noisey
Indigenous rappers in Canada reflect on a unique struggle. In a country where the most incarcerated population is aboriginal, these artists reflect on the crisis of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women, conflicts around resource extraction on native land, and the protest movement Idle No More, which galvanized aboriginal communities from coast to coast.
Indigenous rap doesn't get enough attention outside of its vibrant scene. VICE host Rich Kidd went to Regina, Winnipeg and his hometown Toronto to meet some of the scene’s big names like Drezus, Winnipeg Boyz and David Strickland and up-and-comer T-Rhyme.
Video by Three Things Consulting
Beautiful is a powerful song performed by youth from North Caribou Lake First Nation. It was recorded at First Nation Youth Week, an initiative of Three Things Consulting in partnership with the Choose Life Program team. Zoey Roy led a discussion and dialogue that resulted in a poem that was transformed into this powerful track!
T.E.N Summer Camp 2018
Our social enterprise Yotuni hosted the T.E.N Truth Empowering Nations Camp in August 2018.
We are expanding our T.E.N Program based on our learning experience of our trial run of the T.E.N Music Program. We decided to change and extend the program with its main focuses being mental health as well as self-expression and healing through music, dance and arts of various cultures, genres and styles.
Our T.E.N Summer Camp was to reintroduce ourselves to the Youth and working on team building skills and coping skills for emotions such as anxiety, fear, doubt and anger using fun activities like making slime, stress balls, coping bags full of items, and positive affirmation posters that the youth were able to take home with them. We also had a inflatable obstacle course on the last day for the youth to have some fun for the great job they are doing.
Video and Text by The Canadian Press
Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album "Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa." Dutcher says he hopes the record, which is performed in the Wolastoq language, gets Indigenous youth thinking about the importance of language.
Video & text source: Inspired Indigenous.
First Peoples Development Inc in Winnipeg is leading the way in helping prepare Indigenous youth for employment using the latest in robotics technology.
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