Youth

A collaborative poem created by youth at the Rooted In Community Summit.
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A collaborative poem created by youth at the Rooted In Community Summit.

Sage and I facilitated a Food Justice workshop during our time spent in Olympia Washington for the 2016 Rooted In Community Summit. Part of our workshop included asking the youth (who were from all parts of America)  to describe their roots and to write it down on a piece of paper. After this was completed…

Welcome back, Sage!

Hadih, Sage Lacerte Sahdnee! Hello, My name is Sage Lacerte! I prefer to be addressed as she and/or her, or simply by my name! My family is from the Carrier territory in North Central British Columbia, but I was raised by my big beautiful family in “Victoria”, BC, on the Lekwungen and WSANEC lands. Two…

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What the Project Respect team has been up to this week! by Addie.

This week has been full of adventure and brainstorming. Getting to know Kim, Rebecca and Sage has been a delight. In the beginning of the week we attended a “Youth and Food Security” event at the Quadra Village Community Centre where we had the chance to explore our own ideas and share them with others…

Two spirits, one body: A short narrative of a (short) native queer
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Two spirits, one body: A short narrative of a (short) native queer

It’s true, men and women had and do have traditional roles in Indigenous cultures (if you have a problem with that, remember that the violent patriarchy was a construct of the colonizers). It is also true but not widely known, that before colonization, people who were queer and/or transgender were revered in most Indigenous cultures. There…

Swimming
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Swimming

This blog post was graciously shared with Project Respect and written by the most fabulous Jasper Malchuk Rasmussen, who was last year’s youth employee at PR. Today I went swimming for the first time since I started have the gender feels. It was a free outdoor pool (woah!), and as I was slightly drowning my…

Dear Privileged Optional Diet Enthusiasts
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Dear Privileged Optional Diet Enthusiasts

Dear Privileged Vegetarians/Vegans/Super food/non-gluten enthusiasts,   It’s me again. Excited? So first off it’s important to recognize that once, I was just like you. But then, I evolved. No I’m just kidding, I wish. But wouldn’t it be great if being a better person was that simple? Instead it starts with reflection and change to…