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Michael Jacko

Michael Jacko
Past Youth Coordinator

Benjamin Gonzalez is our new Youth Worker. His information will be posted soon.

Michael is Anishnaabe (Odawa/“Ottawa” Nation) from Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. He is the Youth Coordinator at VACPC, working mainly with youth at the silkscreen studio at 402-268 Keefer St.. Michael grew up dealing with many of the same social issues (addiction, poverty, violence, etc.) found in urban Indigenous communities today and as a result, he became interested in finding holistic and spiritual ways of addressing them. Michael’s main interests are living a healthy lifestyle, preserving endangered Indigenous languages, and promoting creative cultural activities to Indigenous youth to address  past trauma.