Aaron’s Story

Throughout her childhood Aaron remembers moving from province to province with her mother and 6 siblings. Constantly traveling, she never felt she had a true place to call home or any connection to her Cree heritage.

In her youth, Aaron found herself homeless, associating with a bad crowd and experimenting with drugs.

Her life changed with she was offered a chance to explore her Indigenous culture and artistic talent through the Circle of Voices program at the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre (GTNT), a local indigenous youth theatre program supported by United Way of Saskatoon and Area.

“When I started the program I didn’t know what to expect but it really helped me heal and find my cultural identity.”

This program opened up many doors for Aaron leading to internships in set design, acting and offering mentorship to younger youth. Now in her early 20s Aaron attends the University of Saskatchewan with dreams to pursue a career in the arts.

“This program offered me an artistic playground to be myself and express myself. They don’t just teach you how to act they teach you life skills.”

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Nicole Mulenga-WooAaron’s Story