Calgary Aboriginal youth recognized at Chief David Crowchild Memorial Awards – Calgary Sun

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Calgary Aboriginal youth recognized at Chief David Crowchild Memorial Awards – Calgary Sun

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2015611 Views

June 18, 2015

More than 20 previously fostered young Aboriginal Calgarians have been recognized for sharing their stories through art.

During an award ceremony at city hall Thursday, the group was presented with the Chief David Crowchild Memorial Award in recognition of building bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginals,

“The project is about Aboriginal youth 18 and older who want to tell their story, who had child welfare involvement,” said Levi First Charger, a co-ordinator with the group, and also with the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth,

Titled, Uncovering Colonial Legacies: Voices of Indigenous Youth in child Welfare (dis)Placements, the year long project offered participants a chance to express themselves through dance, beading, painting, drawing, and other art forms.

Tyler Blackface, 23, produced abstract drawings to explain his experience in foster care.

“I went into care when I was three years old,” he said.

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