EXCHANGES FOR SUMMER 2013
CRE has tentatively scheduled 3 programs for the summer of 2013.
1. Garden River First Nation Field School - June 19 to July 2, 2013
2. Algonquin/ Silver Lake Pow Wow - late August (6 days)
3. Temagami Canoe and Post-Secondary Access Program - late July (8 days)
1. Garden River Field School - June 19 to July 2, 2013
This 12 day intensive field school youth exchange program will be offered in Garden River First Nation and surrounding area in June/July 2013. The Canadian Roots Exchange is partnering with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig for the third year in a row to deliver the program. What sets this program apart from past years is the opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in a 1-week intensive course in Anishinabe Studies offered by Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig. ANIS 1006: Anishinabe Peoples and Our Homelands I is an introductory culture-based course that focuses on Anishinabe history, worldview and knowledge system. The course includes 30 hours of course instruction taught by world-renowned teachers and is accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. Participants have the option to obtain university credit for the course through Algoma University, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig’s partner institution.
2. Algonquin Park/ Silver Lake Pow Wow Canoe Trip
Canadian Roots Exchange is planning an outdoor educational program for a group of 12 diverse Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (aged 18- 30) who will live, learn, canoe and share together throughout the 1-week program. Led by 2 youth leaders this experience will bring the youth into contact with elders as they volunteer at the Silver Lake Pow Wow. This program involves daily sharing circles and a chance to canoe in Algonquin park.
The fees for this program are $650 per participant with a departure point from Toronto or possibly Ottawa. CRE strives to make its programs accessible and offers some bursaries to provide access to youth with financial barriers.
3. Temagami Canoe and Outdoor Education Exchange
In collaboaration with Camp Eagle Nest, CRE will offer a 7 day canoe and cultural program trip in Temagami . This program will allow youth to gain experience, knowledge, self-confidence, and some qualifications they need to find careers in the wilderness camping and outdoor education sector. This program incorporates tradiational Indigenous teachings and exposure to Indigenous traditions.
The fees for this program are $600 per participant with a departure point from Toronto, Sudbury or North Bay. CRE will have some bursaries available to provide access to youth with financial barriers.
OTHER YOUTH LED WORKSHOPS 2013
Canadian Roots is currently planning a number of youth led activities in various communities across Canada. Between January and March 2013, there will be Canadian Roots trained youth facilitators who deliver workshops that try to raise awareness of Indigenous history, culture and current realities. Workshops help participants to dispel stereotypes, deepen their knowledge of the history including the struggles and triumphs of Indigenous Canadians. If you are interested in having Canadian Roots do a workshop with your youth please contact us. We have designed and delivered workshops that have ranged from a few hours to 2 days. We also will be training more facilitators in November. The Indigenous Reconciliation Project is listed on our volunteer section of our website.
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