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ONEHEART forming youth council

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ONEHEART members hand-painted a 16-foot mosaic on Cardston’s Main Street.

An area youth program is hosting a healing and unity seminar Thursday, Nov. 30 at the White Calf Hall at Stand Off.
ONEHEART is hosting award-winning Horse Medicine facilitator Philip Whiteman from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Community members including grandparents and elders are encouraged to attend.
“We are excited to announce that funding has been secured to start the planning and implementation of a large-scale festival,” ONEHEART co-ordinator Kim Weasel Fat said in a news release. “The first step is to establish a ONEHEART youth council.”
Students from Cardston, Fort Macleod, Kainai, Lethbridge and Piikani are invited to participate on the youth council.
People who are interested in supporting and mentoring the 2017-’18 ONEHEART youth council should attend the session with Philip Whiteman.
“ONEHEART offers this amazing opportunity of healing and unity to honour our community and those who strive to make a difference here every day,” Weasel Fat said. “As Sitting Bull once said, ‘Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children’.”
People are asked to bring a bagged lunch to the one-day session, but beverages and bannock will be available.
RSVP to oneheart@shinahhouse.org or call or text 403-915-4226 to reserve a spot.
An organizational meeting for the youth council was held Sept. 26 at the Kainai Multi Purpose Building at Stand Off.
Hosted by the Shinah House Foundation, a registered charity, ONEHEART strives to create a new spirit of understanding, appreciation and inclusion.
ONEHEART was founded in 2009 with participation from Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, Raymond, Magrath, Cardston, Stand Off, Moses Lake, Old Agency, Bull Horn, Mountain View, Hill Spring, Glenwood and other communities.

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