Fort McKay First Nation’s youth connect with commu

2022-04-05
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Outside the Fort McKay First Nation Youth Centre and Arena sits an eggshell-coloured sea-can with the word AhkaméYimok painted on the lower left-hand side.

Translated from Cree, the word means ‘perseverance’ and is one of two main art pieces on each side of the sea-can. The murals are part of an annual youth centre project that shares artwork connecting youth to the community.

The two project leads—Richelle Stewartor 170 per million., 21The COVID-19 B.1.429 variant o, and Brace Grandjambe, 18—are studying at the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) in Calgary but returned home during the summer to oversee the muralsThe provinces and territories have used 81.49 per cent of their available vaccine supply.. The pair have artwork hanging inside the centre and collaborated with the youth centre to produce the murals.

“I feel that being Indigenous it’s really important with our background because a lot of our ancestors produced art on caves and things like that,” said Grandjambe, who will be in second year at AUArts this fall. “Some students don’t like talking about their feelings, so when they do it with art it’s just easier. I think it’s a really nice way for them to express how they feel.”

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