EVENT: Stories from Zambia – Aboriginal Youth Interns share their experiences working overseas

MCIC is proud to help host three interns from Global Affairs Canada’s International Aboriginal Youth Internship initiative!

After spending nearly 6 months in the Republic of Zambia interning at host organizations, Raven Boulanger, Alexandra Paul, and Monica Wasacase have returned with stories of their personal and professional experiences.

 

Join us tonight at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe where Raven, Alex, and Monica will be discussing what it was like working overseas and what they hope to do moving forward.

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe – 237 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative is run out of Global Affairs Canada. It provides opportunities for Aboriginal youth to participate in international work, increase their awareness of and contribution to Canada’s international development efforts through partnerships with local partner organizations, and builds the capacity of Aboriginal youth to promote Canada’s international development efforts both in Canada and abroad.

If you or someone you know would be interested in the International Aboriginal Youth Internship (IAYI) initiative, please check out their website and the Available Internships web page.
Short profiles of Raven, Alexandra, and Monica can be found on MCIC’s website here:
http://mcic.ca/events/

Raven, Alexandra, and Monica - Aboriginal Youth Interns

Please stay tuned for a follow-up blog post!

Teach with FREE Movies and Curricula from Shine Global Films

ShineGlobal

Shine Global makes films to give children a voice. This non-profit company showcases the stories of some of the world’s most at-risk children in a way that inspires hope and action amid despair. Shine Global’s mission is to “to end the exploitation and abuse of children worldwide through films that raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change.” Continue reading

SPEAKER: Canadian Foodgrains Bank – food security and agriculture

Youth Engagement Coordinator, Roberta Gramlich, is happy to come speak to your class about the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and related issues. Feel free to contact her: Continue reading

Food Security Learning Tour for Educators

Join Canadian Foodgrains Bank on a trip to Ethiopia in July, 2015 on an International Food Security Learning Tour for Educators!

This is a two week trip which includes orientation and Canadian Foodgrains Bankdebriefing sessions, visits tocommunity projects in Ethiopia supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank and its network, and visits with other stakeholders such as the Government of Ethiopia. Continue reading

IDEA: Organize a Petition in Support of “Sow Much Love”

sowmuchlove

Seeds are the heritage of family farmers and peasants, who preserve them to feed their families, their communities, and the world. However, seeds are increasingly being controlled and privatized by multinational companies. Without access to seeds, the way of life of small family farmers and peasants, most of whom live in the Global South, is threatened. Continue reading