Community Notices:

 

PDF version  – Invite to Elders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The children attending the COTTFN summer camp are participating in the Painted Turtles program this week where the focus of programming is on visual arts, drama and cooperatives games. Summer students, Kingson Huff, Shawnah Albert and Taylor Deleary support the program by supervising the kids and designing activities that are fun. Through a partnership with Right To Play, Wyatt Kechego, is able to offer a summer camp experience that employs summer students and provides program materials.

The summer students agree they are learning valuable work skills.  “The biggest challenge is keeping kids engaged”, says Shawnah Albert, “but it’s fun because the kids are fun.”

In honour of International Youth Day on Wednesday, August 12,  I would like to highlight the work of COTTFN youth and recreation department staff to promote the social and physical development of our children.

The children will be performing their drama and showcasing their art at the community centre today,

Friday, August 14th beginning at 11:30 a.m.

– Chief White-Eye

Summer Students, Shawna Albert & Kingson Huff.

Summer Students, Shawna Albert & Kingson Huff.

 

 

Antler River Gaurdians, led by Carolyn Johnson, making their first stop in Chippewa of The Thames First Nation after coming from Delaware Nation.

Antler River Guardians, led by Carlyn Johnston, making their first stop in Chippewa of The Thames First Nation after coming from Delaware Nation

The Antler River Gaurdians Drumming and learning traditional teachings in Chippewa of the Thames First Nation

The Antler River Gaurdians Drumming and learning traditional teachings in Chippewa of the Thames First Nation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

 

In honour of International Youth Day, I would like to highlight the importance of youth civic engagement, a focus this year of the United Nations, particularly in this time where sustainable development is a concern globally. 

 

I would like to put the spotlight on Chippewas of the Thames youth who are currently involved in one of two summer student programs specifically geared towards reconnecting to our Mother, the Earth.  One is a canoe build with Isaac Murdock where youth and community helpers and staff are building a birch bark canoe using all natural materials they harvested themselves.  The canoe will be finished this week and can be viewed at the Heritage Centre.

 

Another program is a partnership with four First Nations, where youth from Chippewa, Aamjiwnaang, Walpole are gaining knowledge in indigenous species and plants at risk they can use as they travel Deshkanziibii (Thames River) to identify and collect information about the current status of the river and it’s surrounding habitat. 

 

All of these opportunities provide youth with insight and knowledge that governments need when making decisions concerning the environment.  I would like to send acknowledgements to the many Chippewa youth on this day, International Youth Day, working towards a sustainable future and re-establishing our relationship to the land.

 

Chief White-Eye

 

Summer Student Coordinator carefully crafting an ore for the Canoe

Summer Student Coordinator carefully crafting an ore for the Canoe

Summer Student Coordinator Brandon Kechego having some fun with summer students Gene Hopkins and Lindsay Riley Jr.

Summer Student Coordinator Brandon Kechego having some fun with summer students Gene Hopkins and Lindsay Riley Jr.

Look at that Canoe! such a great job the Summer students and many community members have done!

Look at that Canoe! such a great job the Summer students and many community members have done!

 

 


Jubilee Road Closure

Jubilee Road near the ballpark will be closed  until the end of August.  Please follow detour signs !

E.French

Public Works

 


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are a member of COTTFN, please contact Beulah Kechego with your email or any updated address changes. Email Contact: beulah@cotffn.com. Phone: 519-289-5555 x273