How to participate in the First Peoples' Project

The project has two parts:

Art and Writing
Humanitarian Effort

Art and Writing

The theme for 2006 - 2007 is Traditional Stories

Steps in participation

1. Obtain approval from the recognized authority within the community to participate in the project.

2. Write an introduction about the community. This can be posted to the project forum or emailed to the project coordinator.

3. Respond to other students who have written to the project forum.

4. Create art and writing on the theme Traditional Stories. Scan or take a digital photo of the art work. Art and writing can be posted to the project forum or emailed to the project coordinator.

5. Hold an exhibition of art and writing for the local community.

6. Take photos to share with other participants in the project. These can be posted to the forum or emailed to the project coordinator.

There is a permanent collection of art, writing and photos dating from 1995 when this project first started. This collection is currently stored in a school in Australia but will eventually be placed in a museum in Australia as part of their permanent collection.

If schools would like some of their art, writing and photos to be part of this permanent collection, original pieces of art, writing and photos can be sent by mail to the project coordinator to form part of the permanent collection.

Humanitarian Effort

Currently we are supporting 10 students from the Karen community in Thailand with scholarships to help them complete their secondary education. Schools who would like to support this effort can hold activities in their school to raise money to support these students. To help with fundraising, there is information and photos on the Humanitarian Effort part of the web site. More information about this can be obtained from the project coordinator.

Further information about the project and accessing the forum can be obtained from the Project Coordinator