Elders

Do you believe that local youth have something to contribute to the future of the island?  Do you have a good sense of the Cape Breton’s history and challenges? Consider joining our project to work with youth exploring the short and long term impacts of environmental damage on our experiences and well-being.

There are five iCreate teams (called squads) in the pilot project. Three are established with our community partners in Whitney Pier and Glace Bay (UNIA, Undercurrent Youth Centre, and the Whitney Pier Youth Club), and the other two are video and audio documentary teams based at CBU. We are looking for one elder per team, though we are happy to consider adding more to the mix.

Who can participate: Anyone with a strong history in the island and an interest in youth and social justice.  You don’t have to be “old” to be an elder, but we are looking for elders who are older than the 10-24 year old team members. People with a particular passion for the arts, science, and/or environment would be ideal for this project.

Where: onsite with our community partners in Whitney Pier and Glace Bay, and at CBU for the documentary teams.  All participants will meet up at CBU for the beginning and end of the project. Transportation will be provided to and from CBU for those who need it.

When: The project starts with a two-day event May 2-3 and ends with a presentation June 12, both at CBU.  For the six weeks in between, each team will meet once a week in the evenings (5:30-8:30PM) on a night chosen by the group. The documentary teams will have a more flexible schedule as decided by group members. If you can’t commit to the full project, consider joining the project as a resource team member or attending the public events.

Let us know if you want to join a team by April 27 either by talking to an organizer with one of the community partners or by sending us an email at iCreatecb@gmail.com.

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