NENAS Elders Group seeking new members

 By Edward Hitchins  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The North East Native Advancing Society (NENAS) is looking for new members to join its Elders Group. The initiative was founded in 2020 by NENAS to provide a social setting for First Nations members over 55. According to Val Apsassin, the Elders program coordinator for NENAS, people can join any time as it is a drop-in group. “When I heard about it,  I thought it was a great initiative put together with NENAS,” said Apsassin. “We share a lot of laughs and one another’s company.” During their days together, Elders discuss current events, engage in arts and crafts and speak to youth aged three to five about Indigenous culture. They also participate in group trips, whether it’s to Dunvegan Gardens to learn about…

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