May 23, 2007

NEWS: Local girl to speak at United Nations Youth Assembly

Local girl to speak at United Nations Youth Assembly

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Jamie Linington is turning some heads. The 17-year-old is poised to address the United Nations Youth Assembly this August regarding a film she directed and starred in called 'Wisdom of the Elders.' Such a fantastic opportunity would have seemed surreal to Linington just last year when she was living day-to-day like any other teenager.

Starting at the beginning of her incredible journey, Linington says Lucille Cook helped get the ball rolling on what could be the beginning of a great career in filmmaking.

I worked at the Friendship Centre for three years as a summer employee, Linington says. All those years, she (Cook) was telling me to get involved. I started with the Alberta Aboriginal Youth Council in November as part of the UMAYC (Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centre) proposal committee.

I agreed but I didn't entirely know what I was getting myself into. I am a younger person but was always interested in leadership roles and public speaking. She said the UMAYC proposal committee would be a good learning experience.


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