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Club Members Meeting - President Mike
Dec 15, 2017
 
 
Chris Wood,Gen Mgr, Region of Waterloo Airport
Jan 19, 2018
 

Amarok Society has seen real success for bringing lasting change to an overlooked education crisis. They have done this by helping some of the poorest women in the world by becoming catalysts of sustainable change in the world.

But Canada faces its own education crisis, which is also overlooked, and which also must be addressed through a spirit of innovation. Through their work in First Nations education, Amarok Society founders, Dr. Tanyss and Gem Munro have witnessed the serious educational disadvantages afforded to our Indigenous youth right here at home, with significant repercussions. Education deficits have a ripple effect to other areas, as evidenced by the gap between Indigenous populations and the average Canadian populations in health, income, justice, and social issues. There is likewise a serious gap between the equality that Canadians say we stand for, and the reality of life for most Indigenous youth.

Amarok Society is opening a new chapter – Amarok Society Indigenous – which will ultimately establish a month-long leadership academy for indigenous youth, beginning with workshops of shorter durations where indigenous youth are. The methodology draws upon Indigenous traditions, history, and culture to create transformative change in students’ lives. Unlocking long-standing impasses through conversation-based workshops, Amarok Society Indigenous leaves youth leaders with an unprecedented capacity to alter their lives and the lives of those around them.

Gem Munro - E.D. of the Amarok Society
Mar 16, 2018