Cowichan Intercultural Society thanks: For funding: Diverse Youth Welcoming Diverse Cultures Project
Cowichan Intercultural Society thanks: For funding: Youth Leaving a Leadership Legacy Project
Cowichan Intercultural Society thanks: For funding: Ts’its’watul Different Cultures and Generations Helping One Another Project
Tribal Journeys and the North American Indigenous Games came to the Cowichan Territory July 28-August 10, 2008
Youth and adults in our community spent a year preparing to volunteer for these celebrations of: Youth Culture Sport Excellence Pride
Cowichan Intercultural Society worked closely with the Cowichan 2008 Volunteer Department to build partnerships between youth and adult volunteers
We also partnered with: Cowichan Community Centre’s Youth Action Krew CMHA-CV Branch Youth Prevention Programs Film Cowichan Students and staff from schools in School District 79 and Maxwell International School Spirit of Cowichan Drummers And our eventual home-base...
Hii’ye yu Lelum (House of Friendship) Society Youth Centre Thank you Rob, Amanda and everyone at our friendly Friendship Centre!
In February we organized a weekend of Inclusive Leadership Training for 45 youth and adults from diverse backgrounds
We helped make incredible music such as Cowichan Drumming and Metis Fiddle Playing
We taught each other how to represent our community well.
DO ALL I CAN DO Show up on time for my shift. Do what I have to do Be a good team player Be where I am needed Know what I am supposed to do and what others are supposed to do.
LISTEN WITH RESPECT Listen to team leaders Listen to each other Listen to what others have to say. Listen to my heart Observe and enjoy Respect everyone.
HEALTHY BOUNDARIES Know where my boundaries are. Stay out of other people’s safety bubbles. Have people stay out of my safety bubble. Look out for each other.
BE WHERE I AM SUPPOSED TO BE Go where I am supposed to go Know where my team is. Stay together. Always be with someone from my group. Check in with team members regularly. Communicate with each other.
FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE Think about others as well as myself. See the other person’s point of view. Treat other people how I want to be treated. “I will respect you”. No put downs.
TAKE CARE OF ELDERS Help out Help Elders who need help. Serve others first. Get water for Elders. Understand the needs. Make a choice to help others.
SELF CARE Drink water Eat healthy snacks Wear sun screen. If you see something that is unsafe to pick up tell a buddy or team leader. Make decisions that will not harm anyone.
PREVENT INJURIES Make sure anything someone could trip over is picked up. Look at people around me so there is no danger Look where I am going Don’t step on glass. Pick it up.
SMILE AND BE HAPPY Be enthusiastic Have a positive attitude. Feel and think happy things. Be cheerful Laugh a lot Have a good time. Enjoy it. Leave negativity behind.
BE POLITE Be courteous Be nice and speak nicely. Say please and thank you.
BE WELCOMING Be friendly Make people laugh. Be open minded. Enjoy all the new people. Make work fun.
STAY ON TRACK Ask for help from my team leader and buddy when I need it. I’m going to do my share of the work. Make sure that garbage is picked up. Stay calm. Think twice.
MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES Make positive choices. Just think Think before acting. Take a moment to decide the most positive response. Take the high road. Follow my gut
We hope that Tribal Journeys and the Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games...
...will leave a legacy that will continue to bring our communities and the world together as one!