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Urban Aboriginal People 'Fight to Be at the Table'

Katie Hyslop reports on Monday's Congress of Aboriginal Peoples meeting in the Tyee


Documentary on NASCARZ

Check out this great documentary on our partners NASKARZ, another program of the place-based strategy. Naskarz provides automotive, social, and educational opportunities for young people from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The program also teaches transferable work skills and has led to a decrease in auto thefts involving young people in the area.

Children and Youth Rep, Mary-Ellen Turpel Lafond, Speaking at UBC

Representative of Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel LaFond, is speaking tonight (September 12th) at UBC on the topic of Aboriginal child welfare practices. She praises the innovative work we do through our place-based strategy. We're looking forward to listening in.
More info on her talk at UBC here http://cstudies.ubc.ca/public-lectures/vancouver-human-rights-lecture.html
Check out the recent interview we did with her around innovative child welfare practices through Our Place.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond from Dima Alansari on Vimeo.

Come out and Support Our Youth!!


"NASKARZ is an award winning program designed to promote social inclusion of young people from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside into automotive, social and educational opportunities"

NASKARZ is a partnership between Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre, Vancouver Community College and Vancouver Police Department

Aboriginal Artists in the Atrium happening now!

Artists in the Atrium (AITA) is an ongoing event that promotes, supports and showcases arts and culture in the Downtown Eastside. The events will include performance showcases, art workshops and an art market. AITA will be in place at the Woodward's Atrium (@ Hastings and Abbott) August 1 through October 13 2013.

Read more: Aboriginal Artists in the Atrium happening now!