Metro story about the APYWCL

Metro News APYWCL...Alliance Pipeline is pulling its funding from the program due to the recent economic situation.

The eight-day Cree-emersion educational camp, run out of the University of Alberta, seeks to reconnect girls aged 10 to 16 with their indigenous roots.

Rochelle Starr, APYIWCL’s director, comes from Little Pine Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan and said few of the young women have ever heard their ancestral languages or had any exposure to traditional ceremonies.

Starr says the camp is essential because research documents how integral indigenous knowledge is for indigenous people’s identity and personal development.

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