On May 19 and 20, a Wapikoni delegation composed of five participants renowned for their leadership, will participate in the 13th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. These participants aim to develop and strengthen links with other Aboriginal organizations in Canada and worldwide. They also aim to present Wapikoni activities during a parallel event within the UN framework. This is Wapikoni’s second partaking in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
This year Samian, Melissa Mollen Dupuis, Emilio Wawatie, Amanda Roy and Craig Commanda, have their hearts set on building bridges with other Aboriginal people in order to facilitate meeting and exchange – Wapikoni’s very dear objective. These young people, all socially engaged with Aboriginal communities and particularly active with Wapikoni, are hosting an event entitled, "Wapikoni Mobile’s Short Films: a strong and original voice of contemporary Aboriginal cinema" on May 19 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event focuses on film and music as Aboriginal empowerment vehicles.