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Hope in the Darkness – July 3

An initiative started by an Anishinabek police officer to raise awareness about mental health among young people is picking up steam across Canada. It’s called ‘Hope in the Darkness’.

Kevin Red Sky is Anishinaabe originally from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, and has been a member of the Anishnabek Police Service in northern Ontario for 15 years. He has seen the struggles daily with the youth and recognizes that the current systems in place are just not working. Red Sky left Cape Spear, N.L., the easternmost point in Canada, on April 1 this year and is planning to meet other police officers on his trek.

He will be walking from the Wawa Goose 4:45 this afternoon, to 3 Maple Street to talk about what he is doing. All are welcome to join and have a group picture at the Goose and walk to 3 Maple.

ASWCO Fall Cultural Camp – September 15-17

Come with us on a journey to explore a world of Anishinaabe traditions and natural wonders in the outdoors! Each day we’ll head outdoors to Learn-Play-Explore through hands-on experiences. Learn to dance our Anishinaabe dances including Men’s Woodland and Women’s Appliqué (Old Time Scrub), play baaga’adowe (Ojibwe lacrosse-stick ball game), Ojibwe moccasin game, anit-paginaatig (spear throw), listen to Anishinaabe history of the Great Lakes and much more. Also learn how to cook over an open fire. You will be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what the Great Lakes have to offer. Welcome to the Anishinaabe Aki (Land of The Anishinaabe).

Do you know a youth between the ages of 8 – 18? We want them to come and spend time with us in Michipicoten First Nation!

The next ASWCO Cultural Camp will take place September 15th –17th, 2017. We have three age groups. The camp has been specifically designed and created for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit youth age (8-11) (12-15) (16-18).

This incredible opportunity has been provided by the Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario in Partnership with Michipicoten First Nation, Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport and Great Lakes Cultural Camps.

This unique cultural camp is open to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit youth age 8 -18 living in the ASWCO North Central Region living in: Animbiigoo Zaagi igen Anishinabek, Aroland, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinabek, Consatance Lake, Deer Lake, Eabametoong, Fort Severn, Fort William, Ginoogaming, Gull Bay, Keewaywin, Long Lake 58, Marten Falls, McDowell Lake, Neskantanga, Nibinamik, North Spirit Lake, Ojibways of Pic River, Pic Mobert, Poplar Hill, Rocky Bay, Red Rock, Pays Plat, Webequie, Whitesand.

Living in Urban Centres: Geraldton, Thunder Bay

Or Belong to the Following Friendship Centres: Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre, Thunderbird Friendship Centre

Register soon to avoid disappointment. To register contact JP Chalykoff at 705.206.3100 or by email or Heather Collins 807.728.3485 or by email