Key Dates and Recommended Project Timeline
- By November 2022: Identify who will be involved:
- Confirm an organizational partner — this could be a school or community organization who will be responsible for receiving, administering and reporting on the use of funds.
- Confirm up to 2 other project representatives from youth involved. Confirm any artists, teachers, community leaders, etc. who will mentor you as you plan and create your project.
- Connect with an Elder, Knowledge Keeper, and/or Residential School Survivor for guidance and advice on the project. Follow traditional protocols when requesting guidance from an Elder, Knowledge Keeper, or Survivor.
- By December, 2022: Plan the outline of the project.
- What is the activity?
- Where is it happening?
- When is it happening (what’s the timeline?)
- What materials are needed?
- What is the budget?
- January 20th, 2023: Deadline to submit a project plan and a support letter from your partner organization.
- March 1st, 2023: Formal announcement of selected projects and micro-grants.
- March 2023: Begin construction work or the art-making process.
- If needed, book space, audio-visual equipment, develop posters or promotional material, consider and order catering, purchase workshop materials, etc.
- Start to publicise your event.
- April 2023: Attend the leadership gathering and refine or finalize your project plan.
- April 2023: Mid-point check-in with NCTR to report on process.
- June 2023: Present your project at the national celebration ceremony.
- June 2023: Final deadline for final reports for projects including how funds were used and illustrate the process and the project’s final outcome (using photos, videos, participant testimonials, etc.)
NCTR’s spirit name – bezhig miigwan, meaning “one feather”.
Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves. It also teaches we are all in this together — we are all one, connected, and it is vital to work together to achieve reconciliation.