If you are a high school student interested in expanding your cultural awareness, supporting good land stewardship and learning about traditional teachings, register for the events below!

SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 – Indigenous Awareness & Reconciliation Dialogue for Youth
Location: Live Online
Cost: FREE
Time: 1:30 am – 4:00 pm
Participants: Open to Youth Grades 9 – 11 across Canada
Attendance: Limited to 450 participants
Registration: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/HIP/events/y2y-prerequisite

We have confirmed the following presenters for this session :

  • First Nations : Heather Watts
  • Métis : Moe Clark
  • Inuit : Charlotte Qamaniq

Both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth are invited to attend this essential culture education. The program is delivered by First Peoples Group and effective, qualified and professional First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth presenters. All presenters have significant experience in reconciliation and Indigenous awareness education. The presenters will provide and speak to First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage and culture. This is essential education for anyone living in Canada. Participants learn the impact of their own social, political and historical contexts within their speech, decisions and actions. This cultural safety education helps develop an ongoing personal practice of critical self-reflection, paying attention to how social and historical contexts shape systems, and being honest about one’s own power and privilege, especially as these relate to Indigenous peoples.

OCTOBER 9, 2021 – Anishinaabe Plant Medicines Talk
Location: Live Online
Cost: FREE
Participants: Open to all youth Grades 9 – 11 across Canada
Register: https://bit.ly/3BSnOvU

Join Joseph Pitiwanakwat and Beedahbin Peltier for a virtual plant medicine walk! You’ll hear about some key plants of the region, learn these plant names in Anishinaabemowin and have the opportunity to ask Joseph and Beedahbin questions about their work as traditional medicine knowledge holders.

SPRING 2022 – Spring Land-based Education Event
Location: TBA (Pending COVID Conditions)
Cost: FREE
Participants: Open to Youth Grades 9 – 11
Registration: To be announced

Join us this Spring for another opportunity to learn about Indigenous knowledge and how it connects back to the land. Exact topic and date to be announced.

Fall 2022 – In-Person Y2Y Camp
Location: Camp Kawartha (in-person)
Cost: FREE
Participants: Open to Regional Youth Grades 9 – 11, applications are invited and sponsorship is required
Attendance: Limited to 50 youth.
Requirement: Successful completion of Indigenous Awareness & Reconciliation Dialogue for Youth  (Preference will be given to those who attend pre-events listed above)
Registration: https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/reconcili-action

This three day programs will provide participants with traditional Indigenous teachings from Elders and Knowledge Keepers within the Williams Treaty Territory. Youth will learn:

  • Understanding treaties
  • Harvesting local foods & medicines
  • Local Indigenous culture & heritage