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Dignity in the North End: Explore our May-June highlights featuring vibrant community events, innovative food security initiatives, and engaging arts and cultural activities.
North End Winnipeg: Explore our May-June highlights featuring vibrant community events, innovative food security initiatives, and engaging arts and cultural activities.

Global Dignity Winnipeg: May-June 2024 Dignity and Kindness Highlights

Explore our May-June highlights featuring vibrant community events, acts of dignity that unite kindness and meeting the people and organizations that inspire us.

School’s out and summer is here! May and June was the busiest month we’ve had yet for relationship development and engagement and it was also the most fun! This summer, we’re out and about across Manitoba engaging and connecting with organizations and people who have inspired our programming.

May ended with exciting activities on two continents: roundtable dialogues with the Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts in Winnipeg; and the 2024 Arctic Congress in Bodø, Norway. In June, the Turtle Island Block Party on June 29, organized by the Sākihiwē Festival in Winnipeg, was a stellar community event that we really enjoyed and learned a lot from.

Growing our Audience from the Ground Up

June’s activities began in Bodø, Norway: Celebrate the remarkable achievements of Canadian and American collaboration at the 2024 Arctic Congress, led by the dedicated and talented students and faculty from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. A music video by Tony Eetak from Global Dignity Canada in Winnipeg.

May and June were among the busiest months for everyone to date! Web traffic surged significantly during this period, with a notable increase in website visits, indicating heightened engagement and interest in the project’s activities. 

Since we upgraded our platform in February, we’ve generated more than 296,000 impressions and more than 28,300 users. June 2024 saw 8,820 visitors exploring our content. Congratulations to the youth, artists and volunteers on this incredible achievement, and thank you to everyone who took time to visit.

June 2024 Highlights

Niriqatiginnga and @1860 Winnipeg Arts founding member Tony Eetak met Sākihiwē Festival Director Alan Greyeyes during the Turtle Island Block Party on June 29, 2024. Photo: Jamie Bell
Global Dignity Canada National Role Model and @1860 Winnipeg Arts founding member Tony Eetak caught up with Sākihiwē Festival Director Alan Greyeyes during the Turtle Island Block Party on June 29, 2024. Photo: Jamie Bell

Here’s a recap of this past month’s activities. Each story represents actions that promote a stronger sense of dignity and that work to unite kindness while bringing communities closer together:

Learning from sākihiwē
June 29, 2024 – Global Dignity Canada and @1860 Winnipeg Arts member Tony Eetak met Sākihiwē Festival Director Alan Greyeyes during the Turtle Island Block Party on June 29, 2024. READ MORE »

FoodFare BBQ turns up the heat for sākihiwē Festival
June 29, 2024 – Celebrate community and culture at the sākihiwē Festival Turtle Island Block Party, where FoodFare’s BBQ delighted attendees with hundreds of grilled hotdogs! READ MORE »

Sustainable Food Systems: 2023-2024 Reflections and Future Plans
June 28, 2024 – Reflecting on the enriching experiences of fall and winter 2023-2024, we celebrate student-led initiatives in Arctic food security and innovative collaborations. READ MORE »

Taste the Creativity
June 27, 2024 – Explore Winnipeg’s vibrant arts and food scene with our project team. This week, we’ve enjoyed incredible visits to top cultural hotspots and dining gems. READ MORE »

Exploring Virtual Reality and a Visit to the Urban Shaman Art Gallery
June 27, 2024 – Discover the extraordinary experience at Urban Shaman Contemporary Art Gallery, where Indigenous art and innovative exhibitions like Melissa Johns’ Hand-Me-Downs come to life. READ MORE »

Youth Tackle Food Security and Climate Change with Arts and Food Sector Entrepreneurship
June 26, 2024 – This summer Youth, Arts, and Media Team tackles food security and climate change in Manitoba through sustainable food systems and digital literacy. READ MORE »

Introducing Intellectual Property: Protecting Innovations and Indigenous Cultural Expressions
June 25, 2024 – Discover how Intellectual Property (IP) laws in Canada protect your innovative ideas, artistic works, and Indigenous Cultural Expressions, fostering creativity and respect for cultural heritage. READ MORE »

Growing Our Own Beans!
June 22, 2024 – Learn essential tips for growing beans and embark on a journey toward sustainable gardening. Discover the benefits of cultivating your own nutritious and delicious vegetables. READ MORE »

Agriculture Minister visits Minnesota
June 05, 2024 – Learn essential tips for growing beans and embark on a journey toward sustainable gardening. Discover the benefits of cultivating your own nutritious and delicious vegetables. READ MORE »

Arctic Congress 2024: Advocating for Food Security and Food Sovereignty
May 31, 2024 – At the Arctic Congress 2024 in Bodø, Norway, Anastasia Broman spotlighted food security, emphasizing its crucial role amid global warming and anti-colonization efforts. READ MORE »

Minnesota Permafrost Pathways Leveraging LiDAR for Climate Resilience
May 31, 2024 – Explore how the Permafrost Pathways Project uses advanced technology to monitor Arctic permafrost, enhancing climate resilience and protecting cultural landscapes. READ MORE »

MCAD Students Head to 2024 Arctic Congress
May 27, 2024 – Celebrate the remarkable achievements of the project teams heading to the 2024 Arctic Congress, including the dedicated students and faculty from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. READ MORE »

Bringing the Arts to Life in Winnipeg
May 23, 2024 – Celebrate Manitoba’s vibrant arts scene! This inspiring gathering in Winnipeg, hosted by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Manitoba Arts Council, was a significant success. READ MORE »

Supporting local businesses like FoodFare not only guarantees high-quality products but also strengthens community ties. FoodFare’s dedication to events like the sākihiwē Festival shows the impact that local businesses can have on community events.
Supporting local businesses like FoodFare not only guarantees high-quality products but also strengthens community ties. FoodFare’s dedication to events like the sākihiwē Festival shows the impact that local businesses can have on community events.

Upcoming Events

Designing our Creative Journeys
August 16, 2024 – Join us for an engaging session on designing our collaborative journeys. Our goal is to further build and maintain our international relationships with Minnesota and Manitoba youth, Niriqatiginnga, Global Dignity Winnipeg, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and beyond.

Global Dignity Day 2024
October 16, 2024 – Global Dignity Day aims to empower individuals with the belief that every human being has the inherent right to live a life marked by dignity and respect.

National Kindness Week 2025
February 9, 2025 – The annual, week-long celebration encourages Canadians from coast to coast to coast to celebrate acts of kindness, volunteerism and charitable giving to the benefit of all Canadians, and will connect individuals and organizations to share resources, information and tools to foster more acts of kindness. 

Follow more of our upcoming events here.

Being able to attend this year’s Sākihiwē Festival was the highlight of our summer! #UniteKindness

About our summer programming

This community and volunteer-driven program was initially seeded with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse in 2021 and Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 programs in 2022. It has since grown to includeprogramming made possible with support from the, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, OpenAI Researcher Access Program, Global Dignity Canada, Live It Earth, the University of Victoria Community Based Research Lab, University of Minnesota Duluth, the University of the Arctic and the Thematic Network on Local-Scale Planning, Climate Change and Resilience, and LembasWorks. We also acknowledge funding in 2023-2024 from Manitoba Agriculture, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Skills Program. We thank them for their support.

Learn about the mission of Global Dignity and their mission to #UniteKindness

Our mission is to #UniteKindness

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Youth, Arts and Media Team

The Youth, Arts and Media Team supports participatory food security research, arts and organizational development. Through this program, funded by Agriculture Canada and the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Skills Strategy, Indigenous youth artists and early career communicators receive training and exposure to various forms of media and communication roles. Activities build career and job skills, supporting outreach, relationship development and engagement. There is a strong emphasis on food sector and digital literacy and training youth in the design and delivery of health and food security interventions that promote healthy messages.

Read our 2024 Summer Update

The Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) will contribute approximately $13.5 million to projects that employ youth and youth facing barriers. Each project will be eligible to receive up to $14,000 in matching funds to employ one (1) employee. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is one of several Government of Canada departments participating in the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

Driven by Youth and Volunteers

As a community program, nurturing the skills, knowledge, and networks of our future leaders, this unique, pilot program contributes beyond the success of its participants. It also aims to lay foundations for sustainable and impactful business and entrepreneurship programming.

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