Creative Native seeks to empower and inspire Indigenous youth to explore the field of creative arts and live production. By providing an opportunity for professional mentorship, the project offers learning experience and confidence building while demonstrating to youth how they could have a future working within the arts. Beginning with a Creative Native arts weekend and extending to mentoring their peers in neighbouring communities – this project empowers youth to step into leadership roles and apply their knowledge.

Creative Native will see Indigenous youth designing and producing art exhibits, awards, and live shows on their own home turf. Starting with community consultation and relationship building, professional mentors will collaborate with youth to plan a weekend which spotlights their creativity and fosters a rich mentorship experience. Professional Indigenous artists and performers will open the weekend, supporting the youth and celebrating their success.

We are so excited to be having our first kick-off night this month! Youth will come together to get to know each other, start working together as a team and designing their Creative Native show! We will have a short presentation at the beginning which parents are welcome to attend.

For more information email creativenativecanada@ryerson.ca
Be sure to sign up ASAP on our website, www.creativenativecanada.ca

SEEKING 30 INDIGENOUS YOUTH 13+ YEARS TO REGISTER TO THIS EXCITING PROJECT
To register online, please click here:  Online Registration
Hard copies of the application form can be picked up at the MCFN Administration building.

Created by award winning singer/song-writer Buffy Sainte-Marie, Creative Native is all about giving youth the opportunity to explore the field of creative arts and live production. By providing professional mentorship, the project offers an exciting learning experience and support to explore a future working within the arts. Youth will have the chance to design and produce a live show on their own home turf. Starting with community consultation and relationship building, professional mentors will collaborate with youth to plan a weekend which spotlights their creativity.

A youth from Six Nations, Connor Martin, attending Ryerson University,  is one of the project managers working on this project and asked us to assist in finding youth to participate in the program.

Six Nations Social Services will provide transportation and assist with the promotion.

Timeline:
–  First night for youth to come together will be Wednesday July 24th, 6:30pm at Dajoh
– Youth will then have weekly workshops Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00pm at Dajoh where they will get to learn about all aspects of live production including lighting design, costumes, sound design etc.
– Youth will plan and design their own show to take place at the Gathering Place
– In November, Youth will put on their show for the community with singer/song-writer Buffy Sainte-Marie opening for them