Being well aware of the recent and ongoing tragedy at Attawapiskat, there is now a campaign in Sault Ste. Marie to help the situation.
Led by coordinator Derek Armstrong, a group of Native American actors, singers, and motivational speakers are planning a trip to Attawapiskat to hold workshops, inspire, listen to and support the community members.
They have created a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the trip.
In just one day, their page has been shared over 500 times.
They have raised over $1,500 so far in just a short time.
Their goal is $30,000.
The following performers have committed to visit, spend time with and entertain the youth of Attawapiskat should their fundraising goal of $30,000 be met:
- Dakota House, a Cree actor from Manning, Alberta
- Scott Ward, a motivational speaker and comedy hypnotist from Selkirk, Manitoba
- Shy-Anne Hovorka, award-winning songwriter from Thunder Bay, Ontario