Red Deer Native Friendship Society hosts Indigenous Market to raise funds for youth program

Hand beaded earrings and sweetgrass at Red Deer Native Friendship Society (Photo Credits- Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

"The youth here are just so incredible and they deserve every opportunity, and the reason we're working so hard to fundraise is so that they never go without. When they are here they are our kids and we treat them like their ours and we want to provide everything they need" - Amy Mendenhall, Youth Programs Facilitator at Red Deer Native Friendship Society

 

 

The Red Deer Native Friendship Society hosted an Indigenous Market in support of their youth program.

Windspeaker Radio Network spoke with Amy Mendenhall, youth programs facilitator at Red Deer Native Friendship Society on how the Market came together to raise funds towards the youth program.

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Amy Mendenhall, youth programs facilitator at Red Deer Native Friendship Society (Photo Credits- Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

Mendenhall goes on to say that the funds raised for the youth program at the Indigenous Market will be used to purchase a 15-passanger van to pick up kids that aren't able to get transportation to the Native Friendship Society.

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Beaded Earrings on display at Red Deer Native Friendship Society Indigenous Market (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

Mendenhall adds that the reason for the fundraising at their Indigenous Market is so that the kids that are in the youth program don't go without.

 

For more information and to donate, visit rdnfs.com

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