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I started my first online journal when I was 14 years old. When I was 17, I transitioned to writing most of my personal journal musings into private notebooks. When I was 18, in 2005, MySpace was changing the way teens and young people looked at the internet and shortly thereafter Facebook and modern social … Continue reading Growing Up Online
Child poverty is playing with the other kids you meet at the food bank. It is haircuts with the kitchen scissors. It is hand-me-downs that don't fit and that other kids tease you for. It is being embarrassed at lunchtime when you have a smaller lunch than the other kids or no lunch at all. … Continue reading 20 Years Late: Child Poverty in Manitoba
I am pumped to be able to share with you all that I'm going to be hosting some Instagram and Facebook LIVE sessions in the next week targeted to students who are out of school and community members looking to care for their mental health! I am planning on hosting one session each day alternating … Continue reading Michael Redhead Champagne LIVE on Facebook & Instagram March 30 – April 3, 2020
Dr Marcia Anderson is a medical officer of health for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, executive director of Indigenous academic affairs, Ongomiizwin-Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, my fellow co-chair of 13 Moons Harm Reduction and an overall trustworthy human. These are her words. QUESTION: Are masks helpful for preventing COVID-19 in the community? QUICK … Continue reading Marcia Anderson: Are masks helpful for preventing COVID-19 in the community?
So everyone is canceling everything. It means we are going to be having a lot of time inside and so people are gonna inevitably be looking for things to do. I have a relationship with boredom and have written things and been interviewed about it in the media before. I also include boredom in many … Continue reading 7 Things To Do At Home
It's March 1st 2020 and actions led by Indigenous young people in support of the hereditary chiefs from Wet'suwet'en are happening across the country. This is a beautiful thing to behold as these young people dig their heels in the more people try to tell them they are wrong. Have you taken the time to … Continue reading Indigenous Young People Will Not Be Intimidated
Last week I was invited to be a part of the Canadian Roots Exchange National Gathering in Montreal. Specifically I was connecting with leaders from across Canada in the National Indigenous Youth Network. It was humbling to learn about what others are doing and share my own experiences as an Indigenous youth organizer and now … Continue reading Building Relationships & Taking Action
February is I Love To Read Month and nothing makes me more excited than encouraging others to explore through books. Libraries have always been special places for me and the different books and series from my childhood and youth definitely had an impact on who I am. I believe that kids that experience poverty especially … Continue reading Books That Made Me
"What exactly do you want?""What do you want decision makers or the public to do?""What are you trying to accomplish?" When I think of what people from our community want, it is reflected in our actions. We wanted to come together for love and celebration more than for violence and loss, so we created Meet … Continue reading What We Want