Currently the Feather Carriers: Leadership for Life Promotion program is partnered with the Indigenous organization Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle (BANAC) and our partnership with the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation has been completed along with the year long funding opportunity for our Youth Project.
Through these partnerships we were able to secure funding to hire three new positions: National Youth Coordinator, Community Life Promoter, and Life Promotion Director. The National Youth Coordinator has completed her year contract. The staff receive direction from the Feather Carriers Advisory Board, which helps to ensure the program remains aligned with its vision, purpose and goals.
Life Promotion Director
Boozhoo Gagina Awiya! Misko anangokwe nidizhinikaaz. Miskwaadesi nidoodem. Gichiwiikwedong nidoonjibaa. Lindsay, ON indaa. Anishinaabekwe miinawaa wiisaakodekwe indow.
My English name is Meghan Young and I am Anishinaabe and Métis from Owen Sound. I am from the miskwaadesi (painted turtle) clan, and my family is originally from the communities of Drummond Island, Penetanguishene, and Bawaating. I am currently living in Lindsay, ON, which is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg (Mississaugas) and is covered by the Williams Treaty.
I have been working in Indigenous Social Services for over 10 years, specifically in the area of mental health and addictions. I have an educational background in Indigenous Studies (B.A.), and Social Work (H.B.S.W.), and I am in the process of completing the Master of Social Work program at Lakehead University in Orillia. I am a graduate of the Ashawasegai Feather Carriers cohort, and strive to promote life through various activities such as yoga, gardening, cooking and beading.
Community Life Promoter
Naanookaashiins n’dizhnikaaz, Chimnissing n’doonjiba, Niigig n’doodem. I am known as Hummingbird, my home community is Christian Island, Ontario and I am part of the Otter clan. My given name is Tiffany McCue. I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself as the Feather Carriers Community Life Promoter for the fast moving Feather Carriers: Leadership for Life Promotion initiative.
My many experiences and networks have brought me towards this role. I began my career working within my home community where I continue to learn and grow whilst developing programming and strategies that assist our community members in becoming successful and thriving individuals.
It is an honour to be part of the growth and development of the Feather Carriers: Leadership for Life Promotion initiative. I hope to continue to see it thrive and grow and am 100 percent dedicated to this task.
Ahow, Gchi Miigwetch Kena Weya.