February 2022 Newsletter
From applications opening up to the 2022 Youth Ambassador Program to exciting employment opportunities, here are just a few of the things we are working on at DWF!
Youth Ambassador Program: Coming this summer!
Youth Ambassador Program hosted virtual meetings in August 2021.We are happy to announce that the DWF Youth Ambassador Program will be taking place July and August of 2022. The program will engage and connect two groups of 50 Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth throughout Canada, aged 16-25, and is an opportunity to gain practical work experience, and develop leadership skills. While learning about Canada’s true history, youth will develop their understanding of what reconciliation means to them, how to apply it in their communities, and become leaders of positive change. Learn more about the program and how to apply below.
Apply to the 2022 Youth Ambassador Program
Legacy Schools: ReconciliACTIONs
Dot paintings created by students at Eastglen High School, inspired by Métis beadwork and dot painting.Art students from Eastglen High School in Edmonton, Alberta explored the tradition and history of Métis beadwork by examining the unique features found in traditional and contemporary Métis beaded art. The Floral Stories Project was created by two Edmonton Public School First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultural Consultants Rebecca Pickard, from Lac La Biche Metis Community, and Athena McKenzie, from Lac Ste Anne Métis Community. The project was then led by Kristen Miller, a member of Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation. They each created dot paintings — an emerging Métis artform based on the principles and aesthetic of beading. Their compositions were inspired by their own connection to the land through memory, exploring plants that they are familiar with or that had a personal narrative attached to them. Additionally, students were gifted with the teaching of Grandfather Rock before being given their rocks to paint on.
We’re hiring! Artist Ambassador Coordinator & Event Associate
We’re hiring! Join a passionate team working to move reconciliation forward throughout Canada. Please share widely with folks you know who may be interested!
Artist Ambassador Coordinator
The Artist Ambassador Coordinator will build relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, along with athletes, speakers, ambassadors, educators, and partners, and have a meaningful impact in schools throughout Canada. This role will work closely with Artist Ambassadors and act as a representative of DWF in public facing events and engagements.
We are also hiring an Events Associate! This person will get to plan and launch virtual, in-person, and hybrid events at DWF. The Events Associate will also be responsible for liaising with key internal and external stakeholders and speakers, producing and reviewing marketing and promotional collateral, and ensuring smooth run-of-show on an exciting and growing portfolio of events that move reconciliation forward at both a national and local level.