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Raven Tale Storytelling Revival (RTSR) is a leadership program for young adults ages 15 to 30. RTSR is an exciting "Canada Youth Services Corps" project that Change Makers is offering over the next year to provide young adults with meaningful service opportunities.
Through the project, young adults will explore Truth and Reconciliation by connecting with elders, learning about traditional teachings and working with mentors in theatre and film-making to develop and share their own stories about the realities that impact them today and their hopes for the future.
Raven Tales Storytelling Revival is a project of discovery involving Canada’s past, present, and future with First Nations people. We will learn how their culture and resilience go hand in hand.
We welcome all young adults that are interested in theatre, writing plays, performing and creating weekly vlogs.
Through this project, young adults will develop a variety of skills including: effective oral and written communication, critical and creative thinking, time management, leadership and self-confidence, team work and self-discipline.
Youth will also gain multimedia experience: working with video and audio equipment, recording, editing and posting on social media platforms, and learning how to enhance video quality.
The end goal is to produce their very own written play, and document the experience with video. The group will perform the play for the community at different planned events. The multimedia facilitator will be educating the group on video and audio equipment. Creating weekly vlogs to update our social media pages on the progress of the project.
Click here to view our linktree, including news articles, and other events from this program!
Contact: Trista Lewis, Youth Engagement Worker
Office number: 250-627-4100
Location: K'oomtk, Suite 151 in the Ocean Center Mall, Prince Rupert, BC
FaceBook Page: Raven Tales Storytelling
With Our Grasp Zine
Submit to RavenTaleStorytelling@Outlook.com
Change Makers’ is creating a zine in the community of Prince Rupert, BC (and surrounding areas) as a platform for those that are passionate in their work and/or beliefs.
If you would like to add to Change Makers’ Zine, reach out and have your story shared.
-This is open to everyone.
-Submissions accepted: photos, stories, poems and art work.
-All submissions must be your personal work.
-Include name to be published with work or you may choose to remain anonymous. Max word count 800.
-You may include a short bio, and a description. (Both optional)
-Advertising space available.
-Submit work to ChangeMakersEducation@outlook.com
Zine to be published Annually
We have some great new programs for our young adults in the Raven Tales and Soar programs.
Ryanne will be helping our Soar program clients navigate living with others while preparing to get into their own homes! Raven Tales participants are welcome to join any program that interests them.
We also have Symbia Barnaby hosting wellness programs for our young adults.
Symbia is also hosting beading workshops on the last two Saturdays of the month.
Join us for a wellness check-in, share success stories and any worries you have.
It's been a long year. Remember, we are all in this together.
Get encouragement, feedback and resources.
Share your progress on our weekly challenges and enter for prizes.
Join Ryanne each week for a chance to connect, chat and explore your creative side.
Try new styles of art like creating your own Sky Design, learn traditional First Nations form-line designs and try some expressive art. There will also be a book night where you will get to talk about your favourite books or books you want to read or what you're reading right now.
Life Skills Program
Every week, Ryanne will be offering tips and tricks to help improve your success in life.
Every step of the job search will be covered starting with resumes, then job hunting tips and interview prep. There will be budgeting tips and we can't forget that nowadays cleaning is super important to keep our loved ones safe from COVID-19
This is a safe space for young adults to chat about wellness, to learn new ways to deal with wellness issues and to express themselves.
Creative Storm: Explore your Creativity through Art
Create Papier mache sculptures, make homemade soap for yourself and your loved ones, and help with the Kaien show. If you have a creative idea in mind but aren't sure how to get started, we'll do our best to help you.
Beading with Symbia
Saturday, March 20th and March 27th
We have space onsite for a limited number of people to work within their bubble and maintain social distancing.
Sign up early so you don't miss out.
Preregistration is recommended for all activities and is required for the onsite Soap making and Beading so we can ensure social distancing and adequate supplies.
Memorial Pole for Mom project continues
Join us as we visit Lyle Campbell one last time as a group on Wednesday, August 5th.
Lighting the Fire: Sparking Change continues ...
Lighting the Fire: Sparking Change is a series that explores some of the ways humans use and understand fire. In this series we will meet with a traditional helper, a silver carver, and a performance artist to experience how they each work with fire. Fire safety measures will be in place.
Jabu Bell is a Haida artist from Massett BC on Haida Gwaii. He currently practices out of his home in Prince Rupert.
His focus is jewelry and ornamental pieces. He has also done blanket designs and other various drawings throughout the years.
Jabu joined us on July 30th to share how he uses heat and fire to set his jewelry into a cement so that when he's engraving the pieces, they are set in place so that his detail work won't get damaged while working.
Karen came to Kaien Island from the Atlantic coast in 2012.
She is a performance artist with a theatre background who believes that art and live performance allow for transformative learning opportunities, and offer useful tools to engage in deeper conversations about important issues.
She is also a wild-crafter, gardener, maker of soaps, potions and general magic, and formally trained as a Chartered Herbalist from Dominion Herbal College.
Through an exploration in nature, the group will learn about some sacred fire elements and explore how to use them to create a magical space to enhance the power of storytelling. We will walk the trails and gather for a beach fire at Butze Rapids.
We are invited to gather with Chris Nelson, who is a traditional helper. Chris will describe who he is and what he does.
The group will receive a cleansing in the form of a smudge, and learn the basics of how to ask for help.
Chris will work with people’s energy to guide the work we will do, and support others to set out intentions. He will work with where everyone is at, and may introduce a traditional fire ceremony to the group.
Creative Storm continues ... with a new focus.
The "Creative Storm: Outdoor Art Show" sessions take place every week, however you are welcome to drop-in whenever it fits your schedule.
Please let us know when you'd like to drop-in ahead of time so we can be ready. Call us at 250 627 4100 or drop us an email at ChangeMakersEducation@outlook.com and we will make it happen!
Creative Storm is a series of open-ended sessions that welcomes everyone to drop-in and choose creative ways to design and build outdoor art projects that reflect stories of reconciliation. The art projects will be combined to create an outdoor walking art show. Maps
will be provided to find our art works, and the public will be invited to view the Creative Storm.
Save the date! Outdoor Art Show on Saturday, August 22nd.
Write Your Truth
Write Your Truth is an inclusive and experimental creative writing workshop where young adults can explore their voice through storytelling.
Our goals are to create various types of zines and to continue cultural storytelling techniques.
Your Hosts: Stefanie and Alfred
Location: Change Makers' Education Society at 661 McKay St.
Day and Time: Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30
Cultural Learning Connections
These sessions take place every Friday, however you are welcome to drop-in whenever it fits your schedule.
This is an opportunity to meet with guest hosts, and learn more about cultural practices that take place in this area. All sessions include hands-on work to reflect on the learning our guests will offer.
Please look to the Raven Tales Storytelling Facebook and Instagram pages to learn who will be hosting, the time for the session, and where it will take place.
Story weaving: Living Languages
For the week of August 17th - 21st we will come together to create an outdoor art installation at McKay St. Dog Park, near Change Makers’ office.
Youth will be mentored by Indigenous language knowledge keepers to choose culturally meaningful words that will be woven with natural materials into the fence surrounding the park.
Youth will mentor younger children in the neighbourhood on how to weave fresh branches into the chain link fence, and share in the learning of living languages.