Taylor’s Message | Learn Something New | Become a Leader | Start Your Own Small Business!
“During the pandemic I’m learning something new, like how to bead, or perfecting something I’m already good at, like dry meat making. I find that in those moments I’m able to grow as an individual.” – Taylor
Taylor Behn-Tsakoza is a member of Fort Nelson First Nation. During COVID-19, Taylor Gets Skills.
“Skill development and education is how I’m keeping myself well during COVID,” says Taylor. Each of us has unique gifts that we bring to this world and COVID-19 downtime is an opportunity to spend time on becoming the person that we want to be. Check out these photos of Taylor drying meat. First Nations people have been preserving many different foods since time immemorial.
Taylor learns how to dry meat
As Taylor says, skill development and education (whether it’s traditional or contemporary) allow us to grow as individuals and become leaders in our communities. There is no better time than now to begin. Check out this FNHA Good Medicine article about First Nations education and ways to find funding for going to school or finding a cool job!
Do you have a skill or an idea that you could turn into a business? Then check out the BC 3C Challenge. Understand how to connect community, culture and commerce – the three Cs! You’ll also develop business skills and explore your entrepreneurial spirit while learning online from two Indigenous facilitators from the University of Victoria. A mentor and $1,000 in investment funds will be there to support you.