Celebrating The Supporters, Champions and Funders of Msit No’Kmaq: All My Relations

Projects of this size and importance happen when funders, supporters and champions see potential in young people and back opportunities such as Msit No’Kmaq: All My Relations.  Each of you are our relations, and for that we are so very grateful.  As the Warriors of the Red Road at Sea sail into France today, we want to acknowledge all who helped them get there.


First, much thanks and gratitude to the families and young people themselves who contributed to their registration fees and those who supported local fundraisers that took place across the country to help youth set sail on this adventure.

Many young people’s allies within their Nation or community were honoured by the Warriors in our opening Circle for being such an important supporter.  Today, we do the same.  Much thanks for their belief in this opportunity for the Warriors.

  • Acadia First Nation
  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Attawapiskat Development Corporation
  • Deh Gah Elementary and Secondary
  • Eel River Bar First Nation
  • Eskasoni First Nation
  • Fort Nelson First Nation
  • Gitksan Government Commission
  • Government of Province of Alberta
  • Heitltsuk Tribal Council
  • Lac La Ronge Indian Band
  • Limestone District School Board
  • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc
  • Membertou Enterprise
  • Metepenagiag Mi’Kmaq Nation
  • Municipality of Fort Good Hope
  • Potlotek First Nation
  • Quentin Condo
  • Royal Purple Sunshine Fund
  • The Canadian Women’s Foundation
  • Ulapitsaijet and People Helping People Inc
  • Victoria Corner Market
  • Webequie First Nation
  • Wolfville and District Lions Club


A special thanks to those whose flags flew on the Gulden Leeuw and were celebrated and honoured by the Warriors for their contributions!

  • The Canadian Women’s Foundation
  • The Students Commission of Canada
  • The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Ontario
  • Samson Cree Nation


This was not a conventional youth development program.  Complex, complicated and with inherent risks that come with sailing across the Atlantic means we needed funders who believed in the idea, our plan and how we, as a group of partners we could collaboratively execute the vision into reality.  Much thanks to those who allowed us to support the Warriors!

  • Assembly of First Nations
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Clearwater Fine Foods
  • Community Foundations of Canada
  • Corinne MacLellan Communications
  • Employment and Social Development Canada: Canada Summer Jobs Program
  • Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund
  • Grey Sea Artist & Event Management
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey
  • Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Office of Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief NS/NL Morley Googoo
  • Province of Nova Scotia
  • Sail Training International
  • Three Things Consulting
  • Ulnooweg Development Group
  • Waterfront Development

Msit No’Kmaq: All My Relations was part of RDV2017 and much thanks to their sponsors. Learn more about them at rdv2017ns.com.