“It is my belief that the success of the Winnipeg community at large depends on the success and growth of our aboriginal community." -Ian McCausland
Funded by Status of Women Canada, “Building Leaders in Women of Tomorrow” is a two-year project that focuses on a group of young Aboriginal women, addressing their barriers (poverty, violence, etc.) while providing leadership training and mentorship opportunities. In celebration of the completing the program, studio portraits will be made of the eight young women who participated.
The photos will be accompanied by bios written by the women, with guidance from Governor General’s Award-winning poet Katherena Vermette. The portraits will be displayed at Wahbung Abinoonjiiag to celebrate their successes and to provide inspiration to others.”