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Anishinaabek Youth

Anishinaabek Youth

Photo Credits: Thom Morrissey

This grassroots initiative, known as “The Mnidoo-Gamii/Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth Initiative”, is led by Indigenous Youth for Indigenous youth. Grounded in cyclical and wholistic Anishinaabeg aadziwin and gikendaaswin (also known as land-based education or traditional ecological knowledge), the focus is to create safe spaces for Indigenous youth to build strong community and cultural connections on the Eastern shore of Mnidoo-Gamii.

The Mnidoo-Gamii Anishinaabek Youth strive to empower mno bmaadziwin, the good life, through mentorship, capacity building, and land-based experiential learning.

The multitude of projects, programming and partnerships of the initiative are examples of strengthening and flourishing Indigenous innovation – Anishinaabek aadziwin and gikdendaaswin. In an era of reconciliation, it is necessary for Indigenous youth to see their realities as protectors and stewards of the land, reflected throughout Mnidoo-Gamii. It is a human right for Anishinabek youth to be Anishinabek.


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History

Oshki Shkode, New Fire

Parry Sound High School’s Vocal class, led by Ms. Brown, submitted “Human” for the CBC Music Class. The video shares the students perspectives and understandings of what reconciliation means to them. Part of the cinematography includes the students participation in building and connecting to Oshkinigig.
Mno nookii! Cleeo’s “Wiigwaas Jiimaanke” documentary video is of building Oshkinigig in October, 2019. The documentary was part his CommTech class assignment at Parry Sound High School. January 2020, Cleeo won Best Documentary at the PSHS students 39th annual Pawscar Video and Photography Awards. Miigwech Cleeo for your dedication, humour, and for sharing your connection to Oshkinigig.

Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth Advisory

Wiigwaas Jiimaan ceremony, October 25th, 2019
Left to right: Taylor Judge, Dawson Bloor, Kyla Judge, Gracie Crafts

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