Winter marks a time of storytelling in many First Nations communities. FNEAA would like to highlight the importance of storytelling in schools and communities with the 3rd Annual Àdisòkewininì: Youth Storyteller Contest.

First Nations children, youth and young adults (age 3 to 30) currently attending school are invited to submit videos and artwork that tell stories of their First Nations cultures and everyday life:

  • Videos – Storytelling, Songs, Short Films, Documentaries, Dancing
  • Artwork – paintings, drawings, sculpture, beadwork, and multimedia
  • Animations – Stop motion or computer-generated

This is a great opportunity to showcase cultures in your communities and schools. Your submission will be featured on the First Nations Education Administrators Youth Storyteller Awards Page.

The submissions will be presented as part of the virtual Àdisòkewininì: Youth Storyteller Awards Ceremony where students can share their work. The works will also be featured in a virtual exhibit hosted on the FNEAA website. The goal is to give First Nations Youth a means of expressing pride in their identity, their schools, and their nation. The Virtual Awards Ceremony will take place on March 27, 2024.

See all of last year’s submissions  HERE.

  • Eight Regional winners (individual or group) will be selected by draw for each of the following areas across Canada:
    1. North (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
    2. British Columbia
    3. Alberta
    4. Saskatchewan
    5. Manitoba
    6. Ontario
    7. Quebec
    8. Atlantic (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador)
  • National winners will be selected by their peers. 
  • One entry per student or student
  • Video length: 45 seconds to 3 minutes
  • Artwork that reflects stories, cultures, and language
  • All submissions must be original

Eligibility and Submission Criteria

 The contest open to First Nations children, youth and young adults (Ages 3 to 30) currently attending school (K-12 or Post-Secondary).

Regional and National Prizes to be Announced.

A completed application, proof of student status, and entry must be received by FNEAA at by midnight EST on March 8, 2024.

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