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Annual walk being planned

Oshki Aa-yaa’aag Mino Bimaadiziiwin (Good Life For Young Peoples) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to bring to life the dreams and aspirations of aboriginal youth across Ontario.

Its vision draws together diverse streams of funding, expertise, and guidance to make lasting differences in the lives of children, teens, and young adults through creative, challenging, and culturally-affirming activities.

Young people are both leaders and beneficiaries of Good Life’s efforts.

The fourth-annual “Walk For Good Life” will take place July 29-Aug. 4, starting at Eagle Lake First Nation and completing a full circle, passing through Couchiching First Nation, Rainy River First Nation, Onigaming First Nation, and Northwest Angle #37.

The theme for this year’s walk is “Stand Strong and Honour Your Gifts,” and is dedicated to the memory of elder Joseph Morrison.

This seven-day, 500-km journey encourages aboriginal youth to work and learn together while camping and visiting various communities in Treaty #3 territory.

Elders and resource people from a wide range of organizations join in and support them along the way.

It is a journey of self-discovery and accomplishment, rich in ceremony, historical teachings and story-telling.

This year “Walk For Good Life” bracelets are now for sale to promote the walk and help raise funds.

Sponsorships and donations of supplies will gratefully be accepted.

To register for the 2012 walk, sponsor a young person, or for more information contact Sherry Moreau, CEO, at 1-807-274-4088 or via e-mail at

Good Life For Young Peoples also is now a registered charity.

Donations can be mailed or accepted through secure giving on its website at

An official receipt for income tax purposes will be issued for all eligible donations.

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