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Youth Leadership

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Ghost River Rediscovery Society
Acronyme : GRR
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Ghost River Rediscovery Society is a non-profit organization that offers international outdoor and cultural education programs based on Aboriginal traditions and values. Founded in 1994, our mission is:

Drawing on the strength of Indigenous cultures and the wisdom of the Elders, with a philosophy of respect and love for all peoples, Ghost River Rediscovery aims to assist youth of all ages to discover the natural world, the worlds between cultures, and the worlds within themselves.
Adresse : Suite #303, 227-10th Street North West
Calgary, Alberta,
T2N 1V5
FAX: (403) 270-9371
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Personne ressource : Gesa Harmston
Courriel : ylpofficer@ghostriverrediscovery.com
Pays : Guyana
Ville : North Rupununi District, Annai
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : The Bina Hill Institute (BHI) is in the forefront as a centre for Amerindian cultural initiatives in Guyana. BHI is currently strengthening their Indigenous Skills Training Program in order to help maintain and strengthen the cultural identity of Amerindian youth and develop their capacity as leaders.

In Canada
The intern will take part in the Rediscovery International Foundation's 12 day program at Pearson College in Victoria, B.C. from May 27 - June 8, 2007 as well as Ghost River Rediscovery's Pre-departure Briefing, Introduction to IYIP and participation in Aboriginal Awareness Training that will take place at GRR's office in Calgary from August 27-31, 2007.

Overseas
The intern will be drawing on the strengths of traditional Aboriginal teaching to support children and youth engaging them as agents of positive change.

Tasks of Canadian Intern
Sharing of Aboriginal Culture, Project Design, Community research, Youth work, Delivery of workshops, Expansion of projects throughout region and the Linking of communities.

Responsibilities
Temporary Staff-will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a culturally-based youth leadership program. They will be responsible for reporting on their activities and achievements to the HO and GRR.

The intern will act as temporary staff. Prior to departure the intern will develop his/her own work plan objectives and will be required to carry this out during the internship abroad.

The placement is innovative in that it allows for a Canadian Aboriginal youth to share with Guyanese youth their community's challenges in facing modernization and the lessons that have been learned. Together they have the chance to proactively come up with solutions and create methods of greeting the challenges that both countries are currently facing.
Organisation d'accueil : Bina Hill Institute
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Bina Hill Institute is in the forefront as a centre for Amerindian cultural initiatives in Guyana. Ghost River Rediscovery's partnership with the BHI is recognized internationally as a model for international indigenous collaboration. BHI is currently strengthening their Indigenous Skills Training Program in order to help maintain and strengthen the cultural identity of Amerindian youth and develop their capacity as leaders.