Mount Child & Youth study faculty working with Indigenous youth sailing from Halifax to France aboard tall ship
On Saturday, July 29, 2017, a special ceremony was held at the wikuom on the Mount campus to mark the start of the adventure of the Warriors of the Red Road at Sea. This group of 45 Indigenous youth from communities across Canada will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime 25-day journey from Halifax to France aboard tall ship Gulden Leeuw on August 1st.
Inspired by these exceptional youth, the University pledged scholarships for the first two of the Warriors who decide to attend the Mount. The Mount was pleased to host the group in the days leading up to their departure; the youth stayed on campus from Saturday to Tuesday.
Sharing their stories
Two faculty in Child and Youth Study at the Mount are working with the youth to help document this extraordinary experience and amplify their voices by publishing a book of their voyage stories, The Collected Stories of the Warriors of the Red Road at Sea.
We look forward to reading about their journey, and in the meantime, we wish this inspiring group of young leaders all the best as they set sail on August 1st.
Update (August 1, 2017)
And they’re off!
Watch the Warriors of the Red Road at Sea set sail from Halifax Harbour on August 1.