Thursday, 3 November 2011

Voices for Right Choices

The following is from Mr. Kevin Kaiser of Warriors for Change, and an educator at MBSS in West Kelowna.  Contact information is at the bottom of the post.

W4C is excited to pass on some news about an exciting event our Aboriginal Leadership class is organizing on the West Bank Reserve on November 24thand 25th. After the inspiration of We Day, our leadership, Voices for Right Choices”, wanted to take on an action that really celebrated Aboriginal culture and traditions. This has taken the form of a 24-hour drumming event and everyone is welcome!
25 young leaders, plus countless community members will be participating in 24 hours of drumming to raise awareness about Aboriginal Education past/present/future while raising money to spread their message to other Aboriginal communities in BC. Here is their message.
We are students at Mount Boucherie Secondary School, and co-organizers of “Voices for Right Choices” which is a fund raising event committed to raising awareness about First Nations Youth and Community issues. We are connected to Warriors for Change, A non-profit group that looks to provide Aboriginal youth with the experience they need to succeed and work together to make a positive difference in their local and global community.
Our story begins at We Day 2011 in Rogers Arena, Vancouver. A group of students from our Aboriginal Leadership class had an opportunity to participate in this event and we were motivated to take a stand and make a change. There are many problems on reservations and in First Nations communities, and not enough coverage on them. We, at the Voices for Right Choices Committee, want to change this and have decided to hold a 24 hour drum-a-thon to raise awareness and funds to help make cultural performances in other districts to create inspiration across the province while enhancing aboriginal education.
The Voices for Right Choices 24 hour drum-a-thon will take place at 3:00 p.m. on November 24th-25th at Sensisyusten House of Learning located on 1920 Quail Lane. We are asking for your help to make this possible. You can help by donating supplies or making monetary donations. If you are interested, please contact Rainey Wesley, Rylee Mitchell and Kevin Kaiser at voicesforrightchoices@hotmail.com or visit www.warriorsforchange.com for more info.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, thats very interesting information. I need to share with my friends.

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  2. Thank you organizers of Voices for Right Choices for your continuing commitment of raising awareness about First Nations Youth and Community issues.

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