If you have read through our website and participated in our programs you know that we are passionate about social justice. This means that in addition to providing services to organizations to help them build their cultural confidence in order to effect real change within this country, we also give back to our community. This is manifested in the form of both volunteer time commitments and monetary donations to local Indigenous groups and organizations.
We also provide a number of community scholarships for each culture camp that we host so that local community members can participate. This has the beautiful benefit of ensuring our youth, adults, and Elders in the community have access to this important training and cultural experience, AND that our Indigenous and non-Indigenous brothers and sisters get to share their stories and experiences together in a positive and nurturing environment. This means that when you purchase a seat at one of our camps, or participate in our course or custom programming, not only are you investing in your own personal and professional development, you are also contributing to our Indigenous community development in tangible ways as well!
In addition, we are working on plans for creating a Donation Fund for people who want to contribute to meaningful causes. My dream is threefold:
A Funeral Fund – yes, you read that correctly. Many First Nations end up in serious financial jeopardy because of the extreme costs associated with community deaths. I would love to take a little pressure off of communities to address this largely unspoken challenge.
A Language and Culture Fund – to provide funds to First Nations schools for students to participate in traditional language and land based learning. We know that culture is the key to youth confidence and future success.
A Youth Empowerment Travel Fund – to provide opportunities for young men and women who have never had the chance to travel outside of their communities to see the rest of Canada… and the world. Expanding your world expands your possibilities.
Stay tuned! We will keep you posted as plans evolve…