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Carleton Youth Raise Funds for First Nations – CBC News

by NationTalk on January 19, 2012596 Views

Carleton youth raise funds for First Nations

CBC News Posted: Jan 18, 2012

Aboriginal students at Carleton University are partnering with the Odawa Friendship Centre on a series of fundraising lunches to raise money for remote First Nations communities.

The poor conditions at the Attawapiskat First Nation helped rally the Aboriginal youth in Ottawa to start their own fundraising efforts.

Caroline Lalonde, a student at Odawa’s Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School, said the lunches are her way of contributing.

“Friends of mine and students come from those backgrounds,” said Lalonde. “I’ve heard the stories and I’ve always wanted to do something, but was never able to because I didn’t know how.”

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/01/18/ottawa-odawa-fundraising.html

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