More than 50 students from First Nation communities in Ontario participated in the In My Own Eyes program which taught the art of photography and storytelling.
Planet IndigenUs set up the workshop designed for youth from Grades 6-8 with support from the province, according to a June 21 press release. Communities like Six Nations of the Grand River, Moose Cree and M’Chigeeng First had youth participate along with Aboriginal youth from Fort Frances, Toronto and North Bay. Participants learned how to tell a story—their story—using photography.
To help celebrate Aboriginal culture, the gallery for the event was launched on Aboriginal Day. The gallery can be seen on-line. Planet IndigenUs is an international multi-disciplinary arts festival that was produced by Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with Brantford’s Woodland Cultural Centre since 2004.