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Indigenous youth presents piece of her journey across Atlantic at Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I.

Daniel Race, a deckhand aboard the tall ship Silva, prepares the tour boat for the day on a brilliant autumn morning on the waterfront in Halifax on Monday. 
(TIM KROCHAK / THE CHRONICLE HERALD)
Daniel Race, a deckhand aboard the tall ship Silva, prepares the tour boat for the day on a brilliant autumn morning on the waterfront in Halifax. (TIM KROCHAK / THE CHRONICLE HERALD)

Cassidy McKellop presentation in Charlottetown on Wednesday

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Cassidy McKellop will present “Msit No’kmaq - A Piece of My Journey,” at the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. office in Charlottetown on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

McKellop was one of the 45 Indigenous Canadian youth who spent 25 days sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, from Halifax to France, on the Gulden Leeuw Tall Ship as part of the Msit No’Kmaq Tall Ship Project last summer. This experience has changed her life and she will be sharing about her journey with guests on Nov. 29.

“With this trip I feel like I learned a lot about my culture, but it also made me want to learn so much more and inspired me to want to help my community out more and try and get more involved,” said McKellop.

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is located in Suite 501 of the Polyclinic Professional Centre in downtown Charlottetown.

 

Sailing experience

Details about the Msit No’Kmaq (All My Relations) Tall Ship Project:

·  Participants were between 16 and 24 years old, who self-identify as Indigenous, (First Nation, Metis, Inuit) and were returning to school in the fall of 2017

·  Departed Halifax on Aug. 1

·  Participants were recommended by people in their communities who saw them as leaders

·  Those chosen tried their best to live in balance and take care of their physical, spiritual, mental and emotional well-being

· Selection also based on the youth’s pride and knowledge about their culture and community that they want to share with others

Event Information: www.facebook.com/events/536749816690938/?active_tab=about

Project Information: https://3things.ca/things-were-up-to/msit-nokmaq-tall-ship-project/ 

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