OIS Cultural Continuity Project



Greenstone (Longlac)
Lake of the Woods (Kenora)

On April 27th the graduating Onajigawin students delivered 31 baskets to youth from Dilico Anishinabek Family Care at their Youth Day gathering. These youth were transitioning into independent living and our students wanted to help send them on their journey with some new items that the youth identified as important to them. The students spent part of their final semester in their Cultural Continuity course planning, partnering, fundraising and collecting donations from our community to create amazing packages for these youth. The students also created a life skills book, a community resource manual and a cookbook to help each youth with their transition.

We would like to send a huge thank you to all the people who came out in the stormy weather to drop off empties, to those who made purchases and gave donations at the bake sale and to the following businesses and programs that took part and generously donated to help support this project and make it such a huge success.

Multicultural Association, Milne Aggregates Inc., Shawn’s No Frills, Darcy’s No Frills, Metro Arthur/James, Centennial Family Foods, Value Village, Cineplex, Twice as Nice, Nippers Restaurant, JJ's Family Restaurant, Renco Foods, Galaxy Bowl, Super Thrift (teen challenge), The Creative, Community Clothing Exchange, City of Thunder Bay Public Transport, Jangles, Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, Westfort Foods, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, APIWIN Confederation College and Pizza Hut Central Avenue.