LEAP x VIFW x MMIWG
November was jam packed for us! Some of our highlights this month included a drum program in partnership with Britannia elders, REACH Clinic, Indian Residential School Survivors Society and the Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week. Facilitators from IRSSS shared their cultural knowledge and facilitated a drum making workshop with our youth and mentors. LEAP participants were able to drum each week with elders and were invited to share the Women’s Warrior Song as part of the Red Carpet Opening Night at the Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week to raise awareness for our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in front of a sold-out crowd at the Orpheum Theatre. It was a truly formidable experience for our girls to challenge stereotypes, vulnerability and exploitation of young women in our inner-city neighbourhoods.
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Thoughts from our Girls Who LEAP mentors and youth!