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In the footsteps of the ancestors

September 3rd, 2009 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on In the footsteps of the ancestors)

Local island summer camp focuses on Métis youth and culture

picture 122Fifteen Métis communities across British Columbia were funded this summer to create a variety of youth projects. The projects focused on life skills, health, and personal, cultural, community and leadership development, among other objectives. Danielle Welch, with Mid-Island Métis Nation in Nanaimo, organized an interactive and educational camp on Vancouver Island. The culturally-focused camp was the first initiative of its kind and attracted 16 youths from Victoria to Courtenay. [Source: Nanaimo Daily News] (more…)

Journey of a lifetime

July 23rd, 2009 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Journey of a lifetime)

Paddling opens the door to culture, self awareness, and healthy lives

picture 114Tribal Journeys is a high profile annual event for the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Youth on a Journey is a related program which helps to prepare youth for participation in these Tribal Journeys. Dozens of Cowichan youths are preparing to paddle to Suquamish as participants in the 2009 event. The Youth on a Journey crew has been planning and preparing since last years event in Cowichan. (more…)