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As a result of the Vancouver Dialogues Project, an initiative delivered by the City of Vancouver in partnership with 27 diverse community organizations comprising the project’s steering group, Dialogues Youth Vancouver has been developed as a community-led engagement initiative – driven by youth for youth. Using new technologies and various social media tools, the project hopes to engage a large audience of youth between the ages of 17 and 25.
The project’s developers intend to facilitate dialogue both online and offline. The purpose of using a web-based engagement campaign in concert with an offline strategy is so that feedback generated online might inform the topics, themes, speakers and outcomes of the offline engagements. The project is designing a series of dialogue sessions and a conference in June 2012 to address and challenge issues being faced by many youth today.
“Oil on Lubicon Land”
Melina Laboucan-Massimo, a member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation, describes the impact of oil and gas developments and the recent oil spill in the traditional territory of the Lubicon Cree in northern Alberta.
This isn’t about Indigenous music—but it is about the destruction of Indigenous culture. Melina is a close friend of RPM. Please take the time to hear her story.