NAN Decade office sponsoring a pro-active leadership camp for young women


The Decade Office is sponsoring a "Girl Power" Train the Trainers symposium in May in Thunder Bay.  If you are a young woman, between the ages of 18-29, residing in a NAN member community we may be looking for you.  If you are interested in creating communities that are concerned with women's issues and are willing to organize activities in your community that will enhance women's status in our society, then you should apply to participate in this training.  

The theme of this training is prevention of violence against women through leadership development.  Participants will learn how to become proactive in breaking the cycle of young women's oppression.  Upon completion of the training you will be able to speak up against social injustice and you will encourage other young women to do the same by organizing a Girl Power camp in your home community.  

All travel, meals and accommodation are covered for the 10 young women chosen for this training.

If you are interested in participating please send a cover letter, a current resume and a statement outlining how you will organize a camp in your community to the symposium planner, Nita Quequish, at NAN by fax (807) 623-5819, email: or call 1-800-465-9952 for more information.  The deadline to submit your application is May 7, 2004.

More info is also available on our website at

Melanie Goodchild,
Decade for Youth & Development Coordinator
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
ph. (807) 623-8228
fax (807) 623-5819