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Minimak youth coop

24 November 2011 No Comment

Mikinak Youth Coop

@ basement of Native Friendship Center of Montreal, 2001 Boul. St-Laurent

514-499-1854 (# 2229)

artist: Rodney Jandrew

artist: Rodney Jandrey (for sale at the Centre, $90.00)

The turtle, or Mikinak in Algonquin, is a common symbol for longevity and perseverance in Native cultures. The stone sculpture project at the Native Friendship Centre of Montrabout:blankeal (NFCM) reflects the importance of these qualities embodied by our youth artists.

The objective for the sculpture project is to engage Aboriginal youths in Montreal in an artistic manner, to cultivate their talents, creativity, and traditional knowledge, as well as develop skills beyond their art such as commitment, respect, and responsibility. These works will be showcased in art expositions hosted by the (NFCM). Young artists’ works will be displayed alongside other artworks of elders and community members.

Our vision for this project is for it to become a self-sustaining socio-economic enterprise. Through the sale of their artwork, the youths will be rewarded for their time and effort, and the NFCM will be able to re-invest in and improve on this project. The co-operative is envisioned to be entirely managed and run by youth members of the NFCM, and to become a long-standing establishment not only in the Native community but also the city of Montreal at large.

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