ALGONQUIN EXCHANGE | tentative dates: August 22-27, 2016
Did you know the Algonquin Territory stretches from North Bay, into Algonquin Park, south to Perth and east to Ottawa? This program invites you to connect with the land and water which is home to the Algonquin Nation. As a group comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, we will canoe, hike and learn about the Algonquin territory and its peoples. Hosted by community members and Elders near Lanark, ON, participants will learn about Algonquin traditions, the history of the region, traditional foods, water justice, wild rice harvesting, and much more. This is an active, experiential program in which participants will be camping, walking, hiking and canoeing almost every day. Youth between the ages of 18 and 29 years of age are encouraged to apply. Selected participants are required to attend 1-2 pre-departure sessions before exchange. Fees will apply to this program. CRE strives to make its programs accessible and as such, youth facing financial barriers who have challenges contributing the full fee are still encouraged to apply as some bursaries can be made available.
Interested participants should submit an online application, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 647-956-5019.
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BEARDY’S & OKEMASIS FIRST NATION EXCHANGE | Fall 2016
This program will take place in the fall (October or November). Dates to be confirmed by September 2016. Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation is one of the original signatories to Treaty 6, making it a location rich in Cree culture. Its proximity to Fort Carleton and Batoche also make it an ideal place to learn about Métis and Saskatchewan history. Over the course of 4 days and nights, 13 Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants will come together to learn from community members and develop a greater understanding of each others’ current realities. As part of this program, youth participants will learn about the historical importance of the region as well as the modern successes of the community. Youth between the ages of 18 and 29 years of age are encouraged to apply. This project is supported in part by Willow Cree Health Services. Youth participants who are selected will be asked to contribute a participation fee. CRE will provide round-trip transport from Saskatoon, food, lodging and all activities for the program. CRE strives to make its programs accessible and as such, youth facing financial barriers who have challenges contributing the full fee are still encouraged to apply as some bursaries can be made available. Selected participants are required to attend 1-2 pre-departure sessions before the exchange.
Interested participants should submit an online application, or contact email@example.com,1-306-966-2964
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SHARING STORIES FOR SOLIDARITY IN SASKATOON | September 2016 – April 2017
Canadian Roots Exchange is offering a 16 week transformational leadership program. This program invites you to engage in collective cross-cultural bonding with local youth from diverse backgrounds. It will consist of bi-weekly programming that will focus on reconciliation, solidarity and decolonization. These sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss issues of identity, community, inclusion and xenophobia including Islamophobia. Hosted by the Canadian Roots Exchange team and local community members, participants will get a chance to learn about Canadian history from an Indigenous perspective through interactive workshops, sharing circles, and field trips. As a group, participants will also have the opportunity to create a short video and zine about their reflections. Youth between the ages of 18 and 29 are encouraged to apply. This program is free of charge and selected participants are required to attend bi-weekly programming from September to April in Saskatoon
Interested participants should submit an online application, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-306-966-2964
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 aim to raise awareness of Indigenous histories, cultures and current realities. Workshops help participants to dispel stereotypes, deepen their knowledge of the history of Canada and Indigenous communities, as well as an understanding of contemporary realities and reconciliation. 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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