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Thunder Bay Youth Engagement with Pathways to Education Canada and the Regional Multicultural Youth Centre

It is an exciting time in Thunder Bay, continuing our work with Pathways to Education Canada and their commitment to youth led community engagement.  Last fall a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth with the Regional Multicultural Youth Centre (RMYC) began meeting weekly to plan and organize Voices of Youth 2019: The Past, Present and Future.  Hosted at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, and bringing more than a hundred Indigenous students together over two days with representation from each high school along with local community organizations, this event gave great insight into what supports students were looking for in their educational journey.  Read a snapshot of the gathering and the young people’s calls to support them in their path towards high school graduation in Pathways to Education Canada Snapshot of Youth Led Engagement in Thunder Bay.

We are excited this summer to continue to support the partnership between RMYC and Pathways to Education Canada, who have generously provided support to employ six youth to lead a community mapping project.  The youth will be engaging with local organizations to determine what supports, programs and activities are available to students, in particular Indigenous students.  Click here if you are an organization in Thunder Bay and would like to participate, so you can fill out the survey and let Indigenous students know about the supports you offer.  You are also very welcome to invite the team to visit you for an in-person interview.  Contact Steven Pruchnicki from Three Things for more information at steven@3things.ca.

Nine Indigenous Young Elite Athletes Head to Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games

Mekite’tm 2019: I Am Proud, the latest innovate sport and culture project coming from the Office of the Assembly of First Nations Nova Scotia / Newfoundland Regional Chief and inspired by and in collaboration with Waneek Horn-Miller, the first Mohawk woman to compete in the Olympics, (she was the co-captain of Team Canada Water Polo team in Sydney), and a Gold Medal Winner in the 1999 Pan Am Games, our team today, July 23rd are leading another once in a lifetime experience for Indigenous youth.  With our experience traveling internationally with children and youth, Waneek's expertise in sport, Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild as our Elder for cultural support along with Dr. Marie Wilson as an ally and Grandmother, the rest of the support team includes a translator and  guide and a participatory action film crew - who together will work  with the powerful team of nine young people, all Indigenous elite athletes who will inspire and be inspired by witnessing the Lima Pan American Games 2019 and taking part in cultural activities, including a visit to Machu Picchu.  Follow along on our Facebook Page as we adventure to Peru and meet The Mekite'tm Delegation

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We only get stronger when we self-reflect and listen to those in our network: our clients, participants in Three Things designed projects and programs and the communities we support.   Please take less than 5 minutes and share your insight, experience and ideas - and help us grow to be a stronger network of leading consultants across Canada ensuring everyone knows #the3Things - you matter, you are important and you belong.  Click the image below to take part!

Some Things That Have Happened

Raised Voices: Carriers of Youth - A First Nations Youth Education Policy Gathering

We were honoured to work with the Assembly of First Nations as the designers and facilitators of Raised Voices: Carriers of Hope, that took place in Ottawa February 1st – 4th 2019.  Our team welcomed 36 First Nations youth, between the ages of 13 - 18 who over three days authored  Calls to Action on First Nations Education! Learn more about the project, meet the young Carriers of Hope and read their Calls to Action by clicking here!

Walking the Path of Peace Together

This year we are happy to announce our yearlong commitment to support Walking the Path of Peace Together; a partnership made up of members of our local Indigenous community here in Kingston, where Three Things is based and who many on our team are proud members of, along with Faith United Church and their congregation.  Using our resources, the best we way we can, this commitment of in-kind and monetary contributions will help further the relationship building taking place, planning and execution of how the two communities can share the role and responsibility to care for a piece of land that Faith United has long waited to determine its best use.  Coming as a result of their learning via the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, this became their plan: ensure there is space for reflection, sharing and healing, in partnership with the Indigenous community.  We were humbled to work for Faith United in early 2018, visiting and engaging with 100’s of Indigenous community members, resulting in this report, Walking the Path of Peace Together Final Report which is driving forward this important movement.  Read it today and follow along on the new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Walking-the-Path-of-Peace-Together-2231188857147655/.  There are exciting things happening and in 2019 we are honoured to volunteer in this movement that is demonstrating reconciliation in action.

Mapping Out the Future For Youth In Renfrew County  

Rural youth voices matter and often, they do not feel heard in the important discussions taking place across Canada on youth issues, policy and voice. We have been thrilled to partner with our friends at the Students Commission of Canada and work with Renfrew County and District Health Unit and Renfrew County Youth Network throughout the year which resulted in the release of the 2018 Renfrew County Youth Needs Assessment Report. A youth strategy will help ensure that youth voice helps influence the supports, services and spaces for young people in Eastern Ontario.

Indigenous Awareness Community Talking Circles

As we wrap up a year of Community Talking Circles for the City of Kingston, a component of their Engage for Change project, we are launching these important Circles across Canada.  Learn more by clicking here.

Msit No'Kmaq: All My Relations

45 Indigenous young people representing 31 First Nations, 3 Inuit regions 7 urban centres sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, from Halifax, Nova Scotia to La Havre (France) in August 2017 as part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, all while taking part in Msit No’Kmaq, a Sail Training and Youth Leadership Program. To learn more, click here.

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Our Vision: Sharing the 3 Things with young people and their influencers creates a resilient nation of youth who are secure in their roles with family, school and community. Young people who believe they matter and feel important along with a sense of belonging will create a vision of a world that is better for all, and be active contributors to its development. Pytor, Stephanie and Dale have worked with and created some of the most innovative and effective youth organizations and services in Canada. From front line engagement to the development of national programs and networks of youth and their allies, they bring a unique and meaningful perspective to their work.
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3 Things Consulting shared a post.Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 2:26pm
We are excited to spend the day with local young people in Kingston and area talking about culture and diversity as they create actions they will be able to take to create a safe and supportive city for all!
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Learning by learning and step by step, national youth serving organizations are building knowledge, strengthening relationships and working hard to learn the truths about Indigenous history, the effects of colonization, discrimination and racism and how it effects Indigenous young people, their families, communities and Nations engaged with their organization. Equally important they are exploring the role they play in challenging it and ensuring programs, spaces and opportunities reflect the needs thier Indigenous members have. We are proud to walk with path with a number of them, including Girl Guides of Canada who are listening, learning and acting - three things that matter! Learn more about the experience of some of the young powerful women we have met this year and hear there voices! https://issuu.com/girlguidesofcanada/docs/cg-fall2019/6?fbclid=IwAR1nC32qR0It799l1h6L7_oRrsU6mYPg6I3rcJdgsMNxnK3HmqYAKydJgyo
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3 Things ConsultingMonday, September 30th, 2019 at 11:46pm
A beautiful, powerful and healing day at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay. This story, of a young student who had a vision to have a traditional pow wow for her classmates and honour survivors and those who never came home from Residential Schools, is a lesson in hope and resilience. A wonderful collective of drums, dancers and Elders offered good medicine all day. Thank you to the leadership and staff at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, Regional Multicultural Youth Council and Pathways to Education Canada who stood alongside Levina helping ensure all students at DFC knew, on #OrangeShirtDay, that they each matter in this world.
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3 Things ConsultingMonday, September 30th, 2019 at 8:00am
Today on September 30th we are grateful to have been invited to Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay taking part in the student led Every Child Matters Pow Wow. Across the land, people will recognize and honour Residential School survivors and the thousands of children who never made it home from this horrific and hurtful institutions by taking part in Orange Shirt Day. Listen to Phyllis Webstad's message about her first orange shirt, gifted by her grandmother at six years old and the hurt its forced removal at Residential School caused her. Her words, that every child matters, resonate with us: because they did, and do. The children of yesterday, the children of today and those that will come tomorrow, they all matter. We stand with you today and everyday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3vUqr01kAk&list=PLMJwczW2QqU8cUDhJTRjJmuQVXgvx1zOL
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Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day Presentation
Orange Shirt day is an annual event held each September 30th in remembrance of the Canadian Residential School system and the impact of this government polic...
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3 Things Consulting shared a photo.Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 6:23pm
Thrilled to see this from the Assembly of First Nations/Assemblee des premieres Nations and Beardy Ernestyne's powerful message highlighted from earlier this year at Raised Voices: Carriers of Hope. It was a privilege to share space with those powerful young people and we encourage you to read - and act on, their Calls to Action for First Nations education.
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3 Things ConsultingTuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 8:30pm
We were lucky enough to hear Jordin Tootoo share his inspirational message at the 21st annual SAAFE Walk, coordinated by the Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Specialized Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre and role model what it means to give back! We are grateful he shared some words that we could pass on to Indigenous young people in our network across the country! Be sure to tag someone who needs to hear these important words! Chi Miigwech Jordin! Be sure to learn more about the Team Tootoo Fund and help Jordin and his team help a wide range of charitable causes including nonprofits addressing suicide awareness and prevention, as well as those supporting youth at risk.
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