Youth Voices of Neskantaga (finished)
FLI Records artists Kianwe and T-ko of F.A.M. and Rythem joined with another rapper named Yung Dee and producer Sinima to create a song to promote Idle No More.
Josh Kendrick, who joined us in Toronto last month for the Youth Voices of Neskantaga art exhibition, has agreed to organize and facilitate art workshops in his community for other youth and young people. As an introduction, here's a little from Josh:
Life wasn't always perfect but I did manage to make it worth it. I was often tossed in those foster homes, depression was all I have ever known. At 13, I dropped out of school and started to pick up knowledge on my own. Collecting teachings everywhere I went, only to listen but not practice. At 18, the number of my suicide attempts were picking up at a rate that I couldn't outrun. At 20, I embraced my depression and started to fight alongside with my inner demons. 22, I gave up emotionally and sat in darkness and slept with violence. Suicide was begging for my company and was rapidly becoming my last option... Until, I began my journey with the arts at age 23.
Josh has already run a couple of sessions with the youth, and their work is looking amazing! We can't wait to share their artwork and positive feedback with all of you!
Keep up the great work, Josh!
We are happy to share that we have rescheduled the Grand Opening of the Youth Voices of Neskantaga Art Exhibition to July 26th at Beit Zatoun Gallery from 7-9 pm. We have several youth from the community joining us for the event, as well as some community members. The youth will be sharing their art and what it means to them!
Hi, my name is Pam Beardy. I am the mommy of two beautiful babies. I am originally from North Caribou Lake First Nation but, I am currently living in Thunder Bay. I am one of the two new Northern Youth Coordinators in Thunder Bay. This summer and fall, I will be planning evening activities for youth. If you are a Thunder Bay youth and would like to get in touch or learn more you can email me at: email@example.com