Yeyetase “be pretty” girls leadership Project
Focus: Girls and Women – Daughters, Sisters, Nieces, Mothers, Aunties, Cousins and Grandmothers
We will be hosting camps, traditional practices and community events for girls, young women, women, seniors and Elders.
Our Indigenous girls and women are strong at heart and our leaders. It’s in our bloodline and it’s in our family and cultural traditions. We have a voice that needs to be heard and be safe.
The Yeyatase Project helps participants create their own safe space to protect their bodies, minds and Spirits while reconnecting them with Mother Earth and all of creation. Learning their traditional roles and responsibilities, participants re-root themselves with who they are as Indigenous girls and women today. Through First Nations teachings and traditional practices we help empower girls and women bringing unity through our original ways. In return this creates positive ripple effects on our children, youth, families, People and communities, which is seriously needed especially for our Indigenous girls and women.
Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) is a huge crisis happening in all our Indigenous communities and major cities, including London, ON. Our Indigenous girls and women are targets of attacks, abuse, human trafficking, and violent assaults most leading to murder. This is our harsh truth of our past, present and future if changes do not happen today.
The Yeyatase “Be Pretty” Project teaches the Indigenous girls and young women through 3 core princples:
Awareness: to be self-aware of our history and strengths by understanding the many different dangers and supports in Society.
Empowerment: to practice mindfulness grounding, healing while growing mentally, emotionally, physically and Spiritually.
Resilience: to increase self-love, esteem and acceptance while decreasing vulnerability to help prevent being a target and be leaders in our families and communities.