Stories from our Roots
Welcome to the Stories from our Roots page, a part of the Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council website. The Stories from our Roots project is a First Nation’s youth-led project, the project to-date has reached 120 youth from across the province of Ontario. Our focus is to build hope, resiliency, belonging and meaning through our PhotoVoice project! PhotoVoice is storytelling through photography, because a lot of us need different artistic ways to share our stories.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
In partnership with the Chiefs of Ontario, Ontario Brain Institute and the University of Western Ontario, the Stories from our Roots project was created to build leadership skills, resiliency and strength in First Nations youth through photography.
DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
Download the complete Photovoice Youth Facilitator’s guide.
We would like to acknowledge the Ontario Brain Institute, the University of West Ontario as well as resource writer Sara Mai Chitty for their roles in building out this resource. We would also like to acknowledge the Life Promotion Strategy administered by Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) in collaboration with the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI), the Association of Iroquois & Allied Indians (AIAI), the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) & the Ontario First Nations Young People’s Council (OFNYPC). This project targeted 96 First Nation communities between 2012 and 2015 and the combination of safeTALK and Photovoice trainings facilitated through this project served as the primary inspiration for Stories from Our Roots.