Project Blue Contest

Join our World Water Day celebration by sharing your story through our #projectblue contest and win!

Project Blue is JGI’s newest project, which supports First Nation, Métis  and Inuit youth taking positive action on water issues, and supports those educators and facilitators who work alongside Canada’s Aboriginal youth. Check out how to participate below!

1) Are you a Teacher or Youth Program Facilitator working with Aboriginal youth? Are you facilitating Aboriginal youth in taking action to address a water issue in your community?

Tell us about your project for a chance to win a printed learning guide to support you in bringing Traditional Ways of Knowing into the classroom.

2) Are you a First Nations, Métis or Inuit young professional or student? Are you taking action to address a water issue in your community?

 Tell us about it for a chance for your story to be featured on the JGI blog!

Post a short blurb about your project in our comments section below by 12 noon on World Water Day (March 22nd) for your chance to win!

Contest run by the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and only open to residents of Canada. No purchase necessary.


7 responses to “Project Blue Contest

  1. My daughter is Robyn Hamlyn. She is 14 years old and for the last 18 months she has been presenting to Council Meetings across Ontario to try and make communities Blue Communities. She is trying to protect our fresh water by getting councils to pass three resolutions: Ban bottled water in public facilities & at municipal events, recognize water as a human right & promote publicly owned water & wastewater services. She has presented to 15 councils & committees and has met with 19 mayors. She has made 5 communities Blue Communities and has gotten many other communities to pass one or two of the resolutions. Her goals is to make every community in Canada a Blue Community. She hopes to speak to each of our Premiers and then to the Prime Minister.

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  3. As Education Coordinator with the Mi’kmaq Environmental Learning Centre, I have been facilitating workshops with Grade 6 students in Mi’kmaq communities. One of those classes, the grade 6 class at Eskasoni Elementary School, participated in the workshop and as a spin-off, they are currently planning a water event to include their entire school. They’re making a video “newscast” to highlight the limited availability of fresh water, the Bras d’Or Lakes ecosystem, the relevance of the Idle No More movement, and a class-written Water Rap. Students will plan, record, and edit the entire video, and will show the video during a school assembly, with a Flash Mob traditional dance. Such enthusiasm for water and for sharing with their community!

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  5. Shekoli,
    My name is Kahnekiyostha, and I am currently a full-time student at Western University in First Nation Studies. Prior to returning to university I worked as a program facilitator/counsellor to Indigenous youth in SW Ontario. Something I have always been passionate about is sharing the importance of our identity as Indigenous peoples of this land, our connection to creation and our history as means to empower our youth into positive social action. Outside of my studies I have continued my work with our young people, with females in particular which coincides perfectly with Project Blue. We will begin to look at methods of self care, and through this will begin to understand the importance of our role as stewards of the land and water. The opportunity is also present to partner with other community organizations to expand the project to a community level, and increase the number of involved and engaged young people. With the support and resources developed through Project Blue, a unique and specialized experience is in the making! Yaw^ko for your consideration.

  6. Thank you for your stories Joanne Hamlyn, Nadine Lefort and Erica Elijah! We will be in touch with you shortly.

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