The 2012 Canoe Journey provided many unique opportunities for participants of the Stepping Stones program to jump in and lend a hand. In addition to their contributions of items to the general giveaway, the group was provided an opportunity to work side by side with their mentors, staff and volunteers.
This group showed a strong work ethic, sticking with tasks through completion. They wrapped endless sets of silverware with precision. Taking the message of hospitality to heart preparing centerpieces for the traditional feast, wiping down tables, serving elders and picking up the grounds were a few of the tasks with which they were able to assist.
It was such an honor to see this group step up and understand the cultural responsibilities of carrying on the things you are taught. This event allowed our young people to see the great things that accomplished by working together in a good way. We raise our hands in gratitude to all who had a part in making this program a success.