From the East End Park East Van Stories Series
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50% of net profits of the sales of the East End Park East Van Stories series will support Kele Village iNK, the friends of Xpey' School and the youth of Hotevilla Village.
Welcome to the Kele Village Umbrella Project, Kele Village iNK and the East End Park East Van Stories Series
As a writer, it is my goal to inspire children to become the Dream of Peace in these chaotic times. And so I created a children's book series to help bring this Dream of Peace to our World. I believe in the heart of every child is a Rainbow Warrior ready and waiting to share their beauty and gift to the World; with their own special story. The East End Park East Van Stories is a part of my own dream to be a part of this Great Work. Story by story, adventure to adventure, children and youth from all nations will join me and the children and youth from the East End neighbourhood of Vancouver to become the Rainbow Warriors needed to activate this revolution of peace in our World. This Dream of Peace is possible, we only need to connect to the heart, believe in love, and peace will have the power and place to grow. I believe in the power of Love.
The End Park East Van Stories Book Series is part of the Kele Village Umbrella Project; a collection of 5 Children Storybook Series.
The East End Park East Van Stories series was inspired by the Traditional Hopi Elders message of Peace, the Indigenous teachings of Turtle Island, the natural kingdoms I played in as a child, and the children I have worked with as an Educator.
The East End Park East Van Stories series was developed to connect children and youth in a concrete creative way to each other and the storytelling experience. Through Self-Portrait Artwork and Mother Earth Pledges, children are joined to the series either in print, or joined to the series through drawing self-portrait artwork and writing pledges directly into their own books.
Kele Village iNK (Integrity Nurturing Kreativity) is a non-profit enterprise connected to the East End Park East Van Stories series. 50% of the net profit from sales of each book in the series will go to support the students of Xpey' School in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youth of Hotevilla Village, Arizona and their satellite friends.
Kele Village iNK will offer indigenous and non-indigenous children and youth opportunities to come together to develop creative and nature-based activities and adventures that will support and help build the foundations for truth, cooperation and resilience that lead to peace.
The Kele Village iNK philosophy establishes spirit, creativity and integrity as the foundation to learning and the Path of Heart educators can walk to empower all children to believe in themselves and each other to transform and uplift our planet.
Sharing stories connects us to each other and the present.
Through my Blah Blah Blah Blog I will share childhood memories and the wisdom insights I believe I have learned through 25 years as an Early Childhood Educator and my own personal life experiences.
Your story is important, so don't be afraid to share yours and
together we can change our planet from one of war to one of peace!
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Sharing the Message of Peace in these chaotic and transforming times begins with finding the courage to be ourselves.
Finding Peace between each other I believe, begins when we share our stories of resiliency, inclusion and empowerment. Sometimes that takes courage, sometimes it takes forgiveness and most of all it takes honesty. It is my goal to create a social media space where we can share those stories. I have learned through the children I have been blessed to work, grow and learn with; that creating a space where no shame or blame can find a root, truly allows children the safe space to transform their own lives and express the empathy, compassion and understanding needed for peace to grow. Truly, a child lives inside each of our Hearts.
The Kele Village Umbrella Project creative goals include an animated series for the East End Park East Van Stories, a Storytime Circle Podcast featuring Rainbow Warrior friends, musicians and artists reading the stories and sharing personal stories of growing up and finding their own power to be who they are.
A second Podcast, The Kele Village iNK Show, will showcase stories from my 25 years as an Early Childhood Educator and present mindful alternative solutions to challenging behaviors under the umbrella of 'Warriors Energy vs Delinquency'. This Podcast's goal is to support teachers and parents with an interactive opportunity to share their experiences and questions with the insights and positive outcomes I and the children achieved using mindfulness, Indigenous teachings and my own brand of balancing the Warrior's creative energy.
As an Educator, I have created a traveling 'Interactive Storytime Experience' for children with props, costumes, friendship give-aways, and an Indigenous 'Show and Tell' showcasing Indigenous artifacts and sacred gifts.
I believe I was given a gift to be a modern storyteller. To give children stories that will heal, empower and help them to navigate this world, so that they can grow strong, beautiful and free. And with that good power they will grow into peaceful Rainbow Warriors ready to transform our sacred planet for all Life.
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