The Success Gathering held at the end of June marked the graduation of the first year of ReachUp! North Interns and participants.
ReachUp! North celebrated its first year in Ottawa with a Success Gathering event earlier this summer.
Held on June 30 at the University of Ottawa, the day-long Success Gathering drew dozens of people of all ages and backgrounds. Guests ranged from ReachUp! North participants and their families to local elders to community organizations wanting to show their support for this unique Indigenous youth-led program.
Some of the ReachUp! North Interns and participant graduates at the Success…
The Assembly of Seven Generations is hosting a full-day event on Tuesday, June 30.
ReachUp! North is marking its first year of impact in the Ottawa area. Since its launch in September, the pilot project has supported Indigenous youth in the Capital through a blend of workforce knowledge, digital skills, and cultural identity teachings.
ReachUp! North was created in partnership between Indigenous youth-led organization Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G), and Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), a Canadian non-profit that has worked with youth internationally for more than a…
The educational workshop will be happening as part of the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
OTTAWA, May 26, 2015 – The Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) invites you to join us June 1 on the lawn of Parliament Hill for a mass Blanket Exercise as part of the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The Blanket Exercise is a powerful workshop to educate Indigenous and non-Indigenous people about the history of Canada’s first peoples.
On June 1 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., hundreds of participants will have an opportunity to stand in the moccasins of Canada’s Indigenous…
The Globe and Mail has launched a series called "Rich Country, Poor Nations," which looks at "the shocking disparity between the prosperity of Canada and the deprivation of First Nations."
Gabrielle Fayant, the project co-ordinator for ReachUp! North and the co-founder of the Assembly of Seven Generations, was asked to contribute to a new series being published by Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail.
That series, "Rich Country, Poor Nations," looks at the state of relations between Canada and its First Nations people - why there is such a large disparity between the wealth of the country and the economic struggles of its Indigenous population. As part of that…
A special holiday greeting - Ojibwe style!
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Now is the time to register and find out more about how you can become part of this unique program offered for Indigenous youth, by Indigenous youth.
There's no time like the present to sign up for the next round of ReachUp! North!
The O-Town Boyz perform at a ReachUp! North event earlier this year. Brock Lewis (bottom, left) and Gabrielle Fayant (top, right) are the ReachUp! North project coordinators. Frazer Whiteduck (bottom, right), is one of five program facilitators.
The ReachUp! North Interns are finishing up with the participants from this first round, and are recruiting for the January and April 2015 sessions. ReachUp! North…
A7G and Digital Opportunity Trust's first program for Indigenous youth is already empowering young people living in Ottawa.
The first round of ReachUp! North is now well underway in Ottawa, and the Interns have been offering the program out of the City of Ottawa's YouthZone and the Odawa Native Friendship Centre.
A small, but dedicated group of participants are nearly half done the program, and are expected to graduate next month.
The modules so far have covered diverse topic matter - from identifying strengths, skills, and passions, to working on computer skills, to developing a business vision. ReachUp! North's…
Assembly of Seven Generations and Digital Opportunity Trust are excited to announce that they're now accepting participant applications for ReachUp! North – a program that offers essential technology and entrepreneurship skills to Indigenous youth.
The young Indigenous leaders that will guide you through the ReachUp! North program
Have you ever thought about starting your own business, or wondered if you could create a job for yourself?
ReachUp! North may be just the program you're looking for. It offers free entrepreneurial and workforce readiness training to Indigenous youth, while also incorporating important cultural practices and traditional teachings. The program is now accepting applications!
We're looking for motivated First…
Noongom, an Indigenized space launched in Ottawa, is dedicated to creating a better understanding of Indigenous culture.
What does it mean to Indigenize a space? It is a symbolic act, done by endowing a space with cultural practices and symbols in order to revitalize Indigenous traditions.
Following the need for a safe and welcoming space for many First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and a call for increased awareness of Indigenous culture, the City of Ottawa and Assembly of Seven Generations launched Noongom, a new Indigenized space located at YouthZone on Catherine Street.
This space serves as a place…
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) and the Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) have partnered to bring ReachUp! North to Indigenous youth in Ottawa, unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. ReachUp! North supports Indigenous youth as they become leaders of change in their communities through the power of technology and entrepreneurship.
OTTAWA, August 19th 2014 - Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) and the Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) have partnered to bring ReachUp! North to Indigenous youth in Ottawa, unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.
ReachUp! North supports Indigenous youth as they become leaders of change in their communities through the power of technology and entrepreneurship.
The first program of its kind in Canada, ReachUp! North is based on DOT's acclaimed youth-led model which has been implemented…