Clan Mothers is excited to announce that we have officially started our first Social Enterprise initiative. Mother Earth Construction – our carpentry company – is officially up and running!
We have hired seven brilliant graduates from the first cohort of Clan Mothers Carpentry Training program. These seven individuals worked through a 10 month carpentry course, including 3 weeks of practicum with Habitat for Humanity. The 10 month skills program also included 1 day a week with Elder teachings and ceremony. The Matriarchal Indigenous component was by far the most anticipated part of each week. The teachings gave the participants hope and support to carry on. They developed a strong sisterhood, and learned to believe in themselves, achieve their goals and accomplish an outcome that now provides them with steady employment. And they are all rockin’ it !!
The photos show, the Carpenters doing their last project as students, building a changing shed for our Matotsân Ceremony.
Congratulations to Jenny Lee, Patricia, Amanda, Danni, Mckaylynn, Tracy, and Tia. You nailed it!