Help The Youth to Create Economic Prosperity!
What's wrong with this economic picture of Rapid Lake: (source: http://www.crrf-fcrr.ca/images/stories/Algonguins.pdf) We have been working successfully with the First Nations community of Rapid Lake, Quebec, since 2013, motivating children and youth toward academic success. Our work has directly contributed to a 30% increase in school enrolment, and a 40% decrease in absenteeism. In a community with 90% unemployment, it is imperative that we empower the youth to create oppor
I Love First Peoples Welcomes Actor And Speaker Duane Howard To Its Board
When the community of Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency in April 2016, I Love First Peoples responded by launching the I Love Attawapiskat & Canada’s Aboriginal Youth celebrity campaign. To this day, over 100 recording artists, visual artists, actors, models and athletes have eagerly lent their support by sending words of love and hope to the youth through this campaign. Mr. Duane Howard, who played the Indigenous chief alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the award-winnin
Canada's Hidden Third World
Today the CBC published the images below in a shocking article about the Sayisi Dene community: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/sayisi-dene-manitoba-historical-photos-1.3724486?cmp=abfb The community was forced to relocate in the 50's without any assistance from our government. This week, our government apologized and is giving the Sayisi Dene over $33 M. "Oh, ok, then I can forget about it." That's what many Canadians will think, as they read the news and move on to t
Pan Am bronze medalist Jellisa Sade Westney - a great example of why this campaign works!
We contacted Jellisa late one night over Twitter, to ask if she would "love" Attawapiskat with us. Happily, she said. We were thrilled, and our question left her thinking. A few days passed, and Jellisa circled back to find out more about our organization, and more specifically about Attawapiskat. Like many, she was aware that something terrible had happened amongst the youth, but wasn't clear on what exactly, and why. Attawapiskat is symbolic of one hundred or more communiti
Special Message From Reconciliation Canada!
We are so grateful for the many celebrities who daily are sending their words of encouragement to Indigenous youth across Canada through our organization at www.iloveattawapiskat.ca. Today, we are especially grateful to share this very special message from Chief Dr. Robert Joseph and his team at Reconciliation Canada. Bridging Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities is vital to the health and strength of this country. So much needs to be done, so much healing needs to take
Why, why, why?
This blog is well overdue. Reality is, launching a celebrity platform is not restful. Iain and I are sold out to the cause, so we work long hours and run on little sleep. Our focus has been to get as much support for the youth as possible. So thank you for your patience! While we’ve been plugging away and sending celebrity shout-outs over social media on an almost daily basis, you have been sending lots of encouragement and asking great questions – awesome! The purpose of thi