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Things That Are Happening

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

Your Voice Matters

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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Not just three statements; #the3Things are a way of life.

Your needs matter to us, they are important and if you are interested in working in partnership with youth or your community, you have a place where you belong.

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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 ConsultingFriday, December 6th, 2019 at 1:49pm
Knowing these names, saying these names; like those of the so many other women who have been murdered simply, because of their gender, it matters. Today we speak them and remember that our actions are what can lead to change. And we, are ready to act against anti-feminist attacks today, to ensure that 30 years later, it can never happen again.
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3 Things ConsultingFriday, November 29th, 2019 at 4:03pm
Young people from member Nations of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council offered notes of encouragement and love to their peers several years ago - each note passed along to youth in another Nation. These words are as important today as they were three year ago.

If you are struggling, please ask for help: a parent, grandparent, Elder, teacher, friend - someone. You don't have to walk through the darkness alone. It's easier to see the light with someone by your side. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulxM67DKj-c
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Messages from Indigenous Youth: You Matter
In November and December 2016, the Meadow Lake Tribal Council worked with each of their nine member Nations in Northern Saskatchewan to organize day long you...
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3 Things ConsultingMonday, November 25th, 2019 at 6:50pm
Life is not intended to be a individual affair; it's a collective approach.

There is strength in numbers.

Talk. Share. Listen. Ask. Act.

All things made easier when we understand we don't have to walk this path all on our own.

You Matter. You Are Important. You Belong.
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3 Things ConsultingFriday, November 22nd, 2019 at 5:16pm
We're offering prayers, but we know that's not enough. Our good intentions are not enough either.

Care is needed, space and supports for healing is needed, action is needed; resources are needed, infrastructure is needed and aggressive campaigns against racism and discrimination are needed.

These are just some of the ingredients of hurt driven systemically and individually towards Indigenous Peoples.

This will never be OK and can't become normal. We all play a role in speaking out and standing up.

If you are hurting please let someone know. You are worth it. You matter in this world. You are important to us all. You belong here.

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3 Things ConsultingThursday, November 7th, 2019 at 7:21pm
Today is International Inuit Day, a celebration acknowledging and celebrating Inuit culture and contributions, but most importantly to affirm the voices of Inuit.

If you've kayaked in the summer months or skied in the winter with snow goggles protecting your eyes, these are just two of the many innovations of the Inuit that we all have benefited from today.

Our team is grateful for all we continue to learn from our Inuit friends, partners and consultants. Of course we need to give a shout out to Saimaniq Bubba Temela who has shared so much with us and hundreds of young people over the last four years!

How are you engaging and developing relationships with Inuit Peoples, leadership and organizations? How are learning the history, narrative and world view of Inuit Peoples? We can tell you, from experience, it matters and your world will only be brighter and your work stronger when you open your mind to ensure that the voices of Inuit are heard by your organization or community.

Today we honour all of our Inuit friends and say thank you for continuing to share with us and create space for Inuit voices to be meaningfully included.
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3 Things ConsultingThursday, November 7th, 2019 at 6:52pm
How will you heal today? Will you be a helper or bravely ask for help?

Our programs help create spaces where the door to healing can be opened by young people, families and communities. Learn more about what we do at www.3things.ca.