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Sorry but registration for USAY Backpack Giveaways is now closed. Families are still welcome to come down and participate in the events of the day (mascots, snow cones, cotton candy, bounce house etc…).

 

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Blackfoot Graphic Novel Vol.7 “Celebrating 7 years” Documentary Click Here

Special thanks to our funder: Canadian Heritage

Get your FREE copy of the Blackfoot Graphic Novel Vol.7 IIT’SKITAIKS “The children who were left behind”. Contact the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth at (403) 233-8225

©2017 Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth

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Blackfoot Graphic Novel Vol. 7 IIT’SKITAIKS “The children who were left behind” Animation  Click here 

Traditional story told by: SAA’KOKOTO
Prayer read by: KAKATOOS’AKI
Translation by: Anita Eaglebear, Randy Bottle

Art Direction Layout and Design by: Brian “Bunny” Batista

Artwork by: Mitchell Poundmaker

Animation and DVD by: Artistavision

Publisher: Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY)

Special thanks to our funder: Canadian Heritage

Get your FREE copy of the Blackfoot Graphic Novel Vol.7 IIT’SKITAIKS “The children who were left behind”. Contact the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth at (403) 233-8225

©2017 Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth

 

USAY BACKPACK GIVEAWAY 2017

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On June 22, 2017, the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) successfully piloted, ‘A Warrior’s Journey: Then & Now’. Over 150 guests were able to experience traditional food, dance and artwork, through a reinterpreted, contemporary lens. Six Aboriginal youth models were centre stage, retelling a story of their Elder, through body paint that reflect how our ancestry is part of who we are as Aboriginal people. Audience members had positive feedback for USAY, one saying, “This is the most powerful piece of Aboriginal artwork I have ever experienced” and another saying, “It makes a difference when you see the eyes of the Aboriginal youth that are impacted by this story”. USAY feels the project was a huge success and hopes that many others can learn from the art installation, accompanying mini-documentaries, and the overall experience.

Thank you to Jesse Gouchey our featured artist who we could not have done without and of course to the youth models:

ORIGIN – ANDREW CLEARSKY
TAKEN – JORDAN NELSON AND JAKOB SWIDZINSKI (LEFT TO RIGHT)
LOST – JARED NELSON
REBIRTH – CHAZ PRAIRIE CHICKEN
WARRIOR – RANDY PARSONS

And a huge thank you to our funders and sponsors:

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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 July 4th, 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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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.