Amazing artists - silent auction
Anyone that has followed my blog knows that I live in a tiny native community with about 600 people. One of the things that is critically important for our students is that we try to arrange opportunities for them outside of the community. Things that we take for granted that young people learn doesn't necessarily happen in a small community.
For example, when you drive past a school, you see a school sign and know that you are supposed to slow down. Well, our maximum speed limit in town is already 30 km/h. Heck, I am planning a trip to Vancouver for a few of my students and I am scared to death they'll get hit by a car because they are not trained to be road safe here. And that is one of the trips our school has planned. There is also a second trip. Together we have to raise about $11,000 for the trips.
So, we have these students that are amazing artists and the picture featured below is part of our silent auction on Sunday.
This community has fairly close to half the average income in the NWT. A walk through the back trails of this community left me feeling like I needed a kick in the butt. We have people in this community that still use outhouses, many do not have phones, water gets delivered by truck and is expensive and it isn't uncommon for families to not be able to afford water delivery, things we seriously take for granted. I could not image having to use an outhouse at the peak of the cold, which was -59 last winter.
So, I am doing some fundraising and if anyone wants to commission some artwork, or send me a bid for our silent auction, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do not have a lot of trust in keeping my job. The economy has shown me that jobs are temporary so many times in my life, well, I really want this trip to happen this year for my students this year just incase we have severe enough cuts that I find myself moving on next year.