Youth Day 2007 - August 12
Be seen, Be heard: Youth
participation for development
Youth Day gives the world an opportunity to
recognize the potential of youth, to celebrate
their achievements, and plan for ways to better
engage young people to successfully take action
for development. It presents a unique
opportunity for all stakeholders to rally
together to ensure that young people are
included in global, national and local affairs
The United Nations (UN) Programme
on Youth will be organizing various activities
at UN Headquarters in New York to celebrate the
Here's how YOU can celebrate the
Team up! It is a great
opportunity to rally support and get key actors
involved - Governments, non-governmental
organizations, academic institutions,
businesses, and young people - to focus on what
has been done to further the World Programme of
Action for Youth.
Organize! Hold forums,
public discussions and information campaigns in
support of young people focusing on youth issues
and how they can be addressed.
Celebrate! Plan and
organize performances everywhere to showcase -
and celebrate – the fact that youth contribute
to the societies in which they live. Convene
exchanges and dialogues focusing on the rich and
varied skills, interests and aspirations of
Take action! A major focus
of the Day is practical action to further
encourage the empowerment and participation of
youth in the processes and decisions that affect
their lives. The media have especially important
role to play in support of the observance of the
Day to promote public awareness of youth issues.
Taking STEPS to
Success in Port Hope Simpson
On Saturday May
26, 24 youth gathered in Port Hope Simpson,
Labrador, to participate in a workshop entitled
STEPS - Shifting To Entrepreneurial Power and
Success. This day-long event connected area
youth with people and resources that can help them
start their own business and market their
The workshop was the
finale initiative of the Wild Craft Project.
FINALY! and the Labrador Metis Nation (LMN) have
partnered together with the help of ACOA and
Aboriginal Business Canada to produce Wild Craft
Workshops throughout Labrador since 2005.
“Wild-Crafting” is defined as borrowing from
nature, a process of developing crafts from
non-timber forest products and other natural
resources in an economically / environmentally
sustainable manner. Over hundreds of
years, the Aboriginal Peoples of Labrador have
refined their Wild-Crafting skills, making use
of the abundance of natural resources in their
workshops have been held in the Happy
Valley-Goose Bay, Cartwright, and Port Hope
Simpson areas since 2005. Hundreds of
youth have learned skills such as hide slipper
making, grassworks, caribou sculpting and
tufting, and willow furniture crafting.
The Wild Craft workshops provided an outstanding
opportunity for the transfer of Wild-Craft
skills from local artists to the aboriginal
youth of Labrador.
Bringing STEPS to Labrador was very exciting and
the youth in attendance were highly engaged.
We hope that the skills offered through the Wild
Craft program and enhanced by the STEPS workshop
will lead to many economic opportunities and
ventures for the youth of Labrador.
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Thanks to all who
helped make this an awesome event and an amazing
time for all involved!
Catch A Wave E-Newsletter Spring Edition
or click below to
go to a specific article...
IN THIS ISSUE:
Things that Matter on page 1 & 2!
View from Here on page 9!
Checkin' out the Budget &
From Labrador to Guatemala
Inspiration on page 10 & 11!
Career Focus Program
Message from the Chair - page 2
The eXec Files - page
Youth Inclusion - page 6