National Aboriginal History Month Day Twenty-seven: oskâyak

CalendarUrban Native Magazine and Regina Aboriginal Professionals Association have launched a photograph challenge (for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) in honour of National Aboriginal History Month. They’re using the Twitter hashtag #NAHM2015PhotoADay.

Here at the Cree Literacy Network, we’ve decided to play along, by gathering the images suggested – but (with help from Solomon Ratt) captioning them in Cree.

For Day Twenty-seven, the word is Youth: 

oskâyak / ᐅᐢᑳᔭᐠ

My photo is one of a powerful bunch from Winnipeg, the “Meet Me at the Belltower” group – part of AYO (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities) – has been meeting on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg’s North End every Friday for over two years now, welcoming anyone willing to join them in their mission of reclaiming and rebuilding a healthy community (and training young activists in the process). I’ve have only managed to join them a couple of times, but I’m still proud to consider myself and my boys part of this community!

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About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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