2011 Charity Boxes
In 2011 Lattimer Gallery organized an event to help support the Urban Native Youth Association, a Vancouver organization which has been providing 21 prevention-focused programs and services to Native youth since 1988. UNYA’s work includes advocacy, community development, and providing youth with meaningful opportunities to provide input into their programs and services.
All of the work in the creation of these small cedar boxes was donated: the boxes were steam-bent and constructed by Métis/Cree artist James Michels; the promotion and collected funds were be donated by Lattimer Gallery; and all the artwork was donated by the artists. 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Urban Native Youth Association.