Aboriginal Youth Program Goes National

Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth Program, a pilot project to introduce the global youth action program to Canada’s First Nations youth, goes National in 2011. Communities across the country have embraced the program as a way to empower Aboriginal youth to work for positive change in their communities, for people, animals and the environment, while also reconnecting with their traditions. Aboriginal communities from Yellowknife, NWT to Calgary, AB, Beecher Bay, BC and Sudbury, ON are already active in hands-on projects. The projects includes planting and nurturing of community gardens, assisting elders with daily tasks, community recycling programs and the creation of a “community narrative” video that addresses issues important to them.

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