Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: ALBERTA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRES ASSOCIATION
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Date: 2007-10-12
Value: $67,280.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: Up to 400 young Aboriginal mothers across Alberta will be matched with Elders (Guiding Stars) who will use traditional art and crafts teaching to centre and artistically express Aboriginal cultural values, beliefs and customs. The young mothers will reclaim and promote the traditional roles of women, receive mentorship and guidance, and celebrate their artistic heritage. This pilot project will provide a sense of cultural community and social support to young mothers to encourage cultural transmission, intergenerational communication, individual and collective creativity, independence and skill. The Elders and artists will receive training, tools and techniques to deliver this arts-based parenting programming.