Elected leaders in Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) and Winnipeg Metropolitan Region (WMR) have acknowledged there needs to be a better way to work together. The Collaborative Leadership Initiative (CLI) is a process, facilitated by the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER), where leaders come together to learn from one another and find a common understanding on how they can collaborate to improve the livelihood of their communities and citizens. It is with this commitment that the leaders develop an approach and plan of action on how their communities and the region can move forward together.
Youth adding their voices to the conversation about reconciliation and our environment can be very powerful and that’s exactly what youth who attended our Podcasting 101 workshop did. We’re excited to share the winning podcasts with you, so you can listen to the interesting stories they have to tell from their unique perspectives.
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Podcasting is an amazing platform that gives people the opportunity to connect, present their ideas and share their stories. This 2-hour beginner workshop will be facilitated by Dan Vadeboncoeur and is geared to help you hone your storytelling skills and provide an introduction to podcasting.
Now, we’re inviting you to create your own podcast! We have two topics you can choose from:
Topic #1 – Reconciliation
We mentioned that the workshop was supported by the Collaborative Leadership Initiative (CLI). The CLI is a reconciliation initiative between Chiefs from the Southern Chiefs’ Organization, the Mayors and Reeves from the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and the South Basin Mayors and Reeves. Since 2017, CLI leaders have been working through a process of reconciliation facilitated by the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources.
Explore the CLI website for more information and view the inspiring documentary created about the CLI story https://www.collaborativeleaders.ca/
Topic #2 – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 6, 11, 15, & 16
SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation
SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 15 – Life on land
SDG 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions
The UN SDGs are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Learn more about the UN SDGs on the United Nations Development Programme Website
When you have completed your podcast, we want you to send it our way and you will be entered to win a prize!
We have 2 prizes available. One $500 Amazon gift card for the most creative podcast and another $500 Amazon gift card for the most listened to podcast.
Remember, adding your voice to the conversation about reconciliation and our environment can be very powerful. We look forward to listening to the interesting stories you have to tell from your unique perspective.
Age limit: This contest is open to Manitoba residents, ages 29 and under.
Deadline for submission: August 30, 2021
Contact Jennifer Freeman by email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your podcast or ask questions you may have.
This event is being supported by the Collaborative Leadership Initiative (CLI). The CLI is a reconciliation initiative between Chiefs from the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) and Mayors and Reeves from the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region (WMR) and the South Basin Mayors and Reeves (SBMR).
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