Surveys will help on-reserve youth share stories, hopes – CBC

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Surveys will help on-reserve youth share stories, hopes – CBC

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Jul 30, 2021

Landyn’s Journey of Awareness wants help deciding how to distribute $50,000

Landyn Toney’s journey to raise awareness about residential schools didn’t end when he got to the last stop on his more than 200-kilometre walk across Nova Scotia.

Since 12-year-old Landyn ran through a ribbon at Annapolis Valley First Nation three weeks ago with a crowd of orange-clad supporters behind him, his fundraising campaign has reached close to $50,000.

Landyn’s mother, Marsha McClellan, said hundreds of people have offered suggestions on how to spend the money. She said it became overwhelming, so they created “voice surveys.”

“We have money raised and we wanted it to go to the right spots to further awareness and education,” McClellan said. “So when we came up with the surveys, it was more like we want to hear from everybody … to really get an idea of where [our society] is lacking as a whole.”

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