I recently covered a small portion of a workshop for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation where they asked First Nation Youth to come and learn about housing, housing issues and solutions. It took place on the Fort William First Nation here in Thunder Bay. It was a two day workshop with a very hands on approach and I spent about 3 hours with the youth photographing them. I was only allowed to photograph a few of the students, who were all over 18 years of age, but I was still able to show lots of what was going on.
Near the end of the workshop, 3 students were interview and asked questions pertaining to housing and some of their thoughts. It was great hearing the perspective of our youth and what some of their solutions would be. It was a very eye opening workshop for me as a photographer and I’m glad CMHC is running these throughout Canada. If you would like to learn more, head on over to their website.