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Join USAY in celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week at our event, ‘A Warriors Journey; Then & Now’ where we combine contemporary artwork with traditional Indigenous food, dance and story. It is going to be a night to remember, so please share with your contacts. #Canada150 #CommunityFdnsCanadaHome

June 22, 2017-Final

Join us June 19th 2017 in Calgary’s Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremonies Event, from 11:30 AM to 1PM at Olympic Plaza

AAWOC Poster 2017

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USAY hosted a week-long event for Aboriginal youth ages 12 to 29 years old to be part of an interactive and fun escape room with puzzles and clues geared toward stabilizing their housing. Unlocking Homelessness pop-up event was a great success, we had a huge turnout and generated a lot of interest.

Thank you to all those who participated in our interactive escape room & Thank you again to our sponsors!

Backpack Giveaway Report 2016

Looking forward to USAY’s Backpack Giveaway 2017, registration starts June 26, 2017

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*WE ARE FULL TO CAPACITY, THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO REGISTERED AND WE APOLOGIZE TO ALL THOSE WHO COULD NOT, THANK YOU!*

The 3nd Annual Aboriginal Christmas Gathering Celebration :

• Free Event
• Turkey Dinner
• A Visit from Santa Claus – One Present Per Child
• Children Activities

When: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Marlborough Community Association
Address: 636 Marlborough Way NE, Calgary

Everyone must register to attend due to limited seating.

To register for this event, please contact at USAY 403-233-8225

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Come out to USAY’s Annual General Meeting on December 8th 2016Interested in being on our Board of Directors? Want to know who’s a supporter of USAY? Come on out and see what USAY’s been up to.
December 8th @ USAY’s Office
Suite 211 – 811 Manning Rd NE – Willowglen Business Park
(Barlow/Max Bell Ctrain Station-#27 Willowglen Business Park Bus)
6 – 8 PM
Light refreshments will be available

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This documentary features translator Anita Eagle Bear discussing her role in creating the 2016 Blackfoot Graphic novel Vol.6 titled “PONOOKOMITA” Click Here

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SAAKOKOTO, Randy Bottle Elder and narrator discusses the role of storytelling in the Blackfoot culture. Click Here

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NAPI Joins the Mouse Dance Animation Click Here

Traditional Story By: Siobhan Weasel Head

Translated By: Randy Bottle, Anita Eaglebear

Artistic Director: Brian Batista

Animation and DVD: Artistavision

Artist: Maria Onespot

Publisher: Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY)

Special thanks to our funder: Canadian Heritage, The Government of Canada

Get your FREE copy of the Blackfoot Graphic Novel “NAPI Joins The Mouse Dance”. Contact the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) PH: 403.233.8225

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PONOOKOMITA (Elk Dog) Animation Click Here

Traditional story told by: SAAKOKOTO

Translation by: Randy Bottle, Anita Eaglebear

Art Direction, Layout and Design by: Brain Batista

Artwork by: Mitchell Poundmaker

Publisher: Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY)

Special thanks to our funder: Canadian Heritage, The Government of Canada

Get your FREE copy of the Blackfoot Graphic Novel “PONOOKOMITA/Elk Dog”. Contact Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) Call 403.233.8225

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Special Thanks to our Community Partners & Funders:
Government of Canada Alberta Lottery Fund

This website was produced with financial assistance provided by Western Economic diversification of Canada.