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Featuring Creation Grantees responses from the Northern Indigenous Youth Council.

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To highlight the work Creation Grantees are doing in their communities, the Creation Community Grants Team sends out Q&A forms so they can share their experiences creating and carrying out their projects. Today we are featuring responses from Keenan Domingue (respondent), Lacey Pilon and Paradise Saunders. 

 

Community: Chapleau, Ontario

Grant Type: Multi-Year Funding (March 2023)

Q : Tell us about your group and project!

A : We are trying to have an outdoor classroom built so kids can have experience learning outside on the land.

I hope that it can make some kids feel like they are comfortable and allow them to feel like they belong there. 

Q: As the youth running the project, what impact do you hope it will have?

A : I hope that it can make some kids feel like they are comfortable and allow them to feel like they belong there. I also want them to feel like they are connecting with the land.

Q : What is something you have learned?

A : I have learned that there are many groups across the school board that are trying to bring back the culture. 

“Connect with other people and elders in your community to see what they would want to see or what you could do to help out the community.” 

Q: What is one piece of advice you would share with other youth who want to run a project?

A : One piece of information I would give other youth is to connect with other people and elders in your community to see what they would want to see or what you could do to help out the community.

Youth listening and learning from an elder in a forest

Feedback from participants: 

Some positive feedback that I have gotten is that we are doing good and to continue what we are doing. 

Youth standing around a fire in an outdoor classroom

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