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First Nations Update
Matt Hill, Coordinator, Volunteer Support – Region 1 & First Nations Engagement of 4-H Ontario has recently been visiting First Nations communities across Ontario to raise awareness of 4-H programming. Matt has been in Six Nations First Nation and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
, with further plans to spend time within the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve to further promote 4-H.
If your community is interested in hosting an Explore 4-H Day, be sure to contact Matt to set up a hands-on exploration of activities that cover Livestock, Crafts and Team Building! Contact Matt below for more details.
Wikwemikong 4-H Club Benefits Kaboni Rural Area Youth
This February, 4-H started a brand new club for youth of the Kaboni Rural Area, a satellite community of Wikwemikong. The First Nations Community Club gives the children of Kaboni the opportunity to learn a variety of skills from safety to cooking.
The club launched with nine members signed up and began by teaching kids agricultural safety. Members have since participated in a variety of activities such as a maple syrup club over March Break, and a Discovery Day in Massey on May 1.
“We enjoy getting together with the children, the structure of the meeting and the pledge and prayer before meetings and meals,” said Tish Manitowab, volunteer leader for the Wikwemikong 4-H Club. “The children love the activities and just coming together.”
This summer members of Wikwemikong 4-H have also been enjoying their Walk On The Wild Side project, which children have taken to the hiking trails of Manitoulin Island.
With a reserve situated on a huge land mass, currently Wikwemikong 4-H Club is open to children of Kaboni, with a cap of 12 members, as with only one small car and van, there is a large distance to travel to pick the children upfrom one end of the reserve to the other.