CRE has confirmed 2 programs open to youth and we are recruiting for our Youth Reconciliation Initiative in 3 different communities
1. Six Nations of the Grand River Exchange - February 15 to 21, 2014
2. National Youth Leadership Conference (Saskatoon) - March 26 to 28, 2014
3. Six Nations of the Grand River Exchange - April 27 to May 3, 2014 (priority for Western University students)
SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER - February 15 to 21, 2014 (program is subject to shifted by 1 day later)
CRE is organizing an exchange in Six Nations of the Grand River for the third consecutive year. With support from the Health Studies Student Union at University of Toronto and we are excited to continue this valuable program. During the planned exchange, Indigenous and non-Indigenous students will mutually explore the meanings, successes and challenges of health and wellness in the Six Nations community. The program will include a focus on social determinants of health and well-being. To be considered you must be available for the entire program as well as participate in 2 to 3 pre-program orientation sessions (either in-person or web based for youth outside of Toronto) that will be planned. The program will be for 6 nights in total with a departure point being Toronto. The program will be comprised of a equal number of Indigenous and non-Indigneous students. Tentative fes for the program are $650. Fees include all costs (food, lodging, transport to and from Toronto) and applicants will be asked to submit a $300 deposit once confirmed. CRE will be offering a limited number of bursaries and scholarships to youth with financial barriers to ensure our programs remain accessible.
We are currently accepting applictions and will begin our screening and offer process beginning December 10, 2013.
NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE - March 26-27, 2014
"Building Bridges" - National Youth Leadership Conference. Canadian Roots Exchange is hosting its 2nd national youth conference. This is a unique conference in that all sessions are planned and delivered by young people for young people (youth defined as 30 years and under). The conference provides leadership training and facilitates dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth on a national level. Conference sessions allows young people to gather and dispel stereotypes, resolve conflicts and facilitate reconciliation amongst and through youth.
Held at Oskayak High School, a school grounded in Cree-education, the conference the majority of conference participants are anticipated to be between the ages of 15 and 30 years. We are now accepting conference registration, submissions for presenters and sponsorship.
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SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER (Western students) - April 27 to May 3, 2014 (program is subject to shift by up to 3 days to accommodate exam period)
CRE is organizing an exchange in Six Nations of the Grand River for students at the University of Western Ontario. Due to funding, students from the Ivey Business School or identify as Indigenous students will be given priority. Other students will be considered only if there is remaining space. The group will be led by Indigenous and non-Indigenous group leaders and participants be comprised of undergraduate students from the Ivey business school as well as other students from other faculties. As During the planned exchange, Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth will mutually learn more about the history, culture and current realities in SIx Nations. Some of the topics of learning include traditional medicines, treaties, residential schools, Iocal business, Aboriginal world views and environmental sustainability. The program will include some focus on local Indigenous run businesses. To be considered you must be available for the entire program as well as participate in 2 to 3 pre-program orientation sessions that will be planned. The program will be for 6 nights in total. The program will be comprised of a equal number of Indigenous and non-Indigneous students. This program is primarily sponsored with selected participants asked to contribute $150 in participation fees. The program includes food, lodging, transport and all program activities.
We are currently accepting applictions until February 28, 2013. Group will be confirmed by mid March with orientation sessions to occur in April.
Canadian Roots is currently planning a number of youth led activities in various communities across Canada. CRE has 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.
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