Elders will be invited to share traditional storytelling to pass along this important part of the Anishinabe history our children. Elders will be encouraged to spend time interacting with the youth and creating art, preserving stories, and promoting cultural identify development inour youth.
Native Youth Identity Initiative
GenerationArt will focus on providing art resources to the youth of the Turtle Mountains. This space will be beautifully designed, inviting, and open for use by the community. Local youth will be welcomed into the creative space and encouraged to learn, grow, and create with the hope of passing along stories and teachings of faith and tradition of the Turtle Mountains. Future leadership starts with a strong foundation grounded in cultural, spiritual, and mental health. Dr. Jollie-Trottier believes that our community can use art to heal, prosper, and lead our community into an elevated sense of pride.
GenerationArt is being developed on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian Reservation by an enrolled member and local psychologist, Dr. Tami Jollie-Trottier. Dr. Jollie-Trottier has included the development of a cultural art location as part of her Bush Fellowship program as part of her community leadership and development for her award years 2016-2018. GenerationArt will be located in the Belcourt Shopping Mall located in the heart of the Turtle Mt. Reservation of Belcourt, ND.