BLACK PRIDE YYC
Black Pride YYC is a Calgary based 2SLGBTQ+ non- profit, volunteer-driven and community service organization providing support programs to the African, Black and Caribbean communities.
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Name: Kimone a.k.a France or Kiki
Profession: Student / Design Lead (Volunteer)
What is one cool hobby or passion that you have? One cool hobby/passion of mine is cooking and feeding people. Yes, there is an old Jamaican aunty stuck inside of me lol.
What source do you draw inspiration from? My biggest inspiration or source for my drawings is nature. I especially enjoy creating pieces of animals or anything still life.
What is your favorite part about being a BPYYC member? My favorite part of being a member of BPY is getting the opportunity to give back in different ways, meeting new people and helping others who are in my position or similar to-to develop a voice for themselves.
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Black Pride YYC’s commitment to reconciliation starts with taking this opportunity to acknowledge our honour and privilege to live and work within the Treaty 7 territory. We acknowledge the traditional and ancestral territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes the Siksika Nation, the North and South Piikani Nations and the Kainai Nation. We also acknowledge the other members of Treaty 7 First Nations, the Tsuut’ina and Ĩyãħé Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) which include Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations.
In addition, the City of Calgary is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (Region 3). Finally, we acknowledge all nations, genders and spirits who live, work and play in Moh’kinstsis, the Blackfoot name for Calgary, and Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta who help us steward this land, honour and celebrate this territory.