Indigenous youth participate in summer learning activities, camps

As the summer continues, Indigenous youth across Canada are participating in summer learning activities and camps. In New Brunswick, the Seventh Generation Culture Camp offered Mi’kmaq youth a week-long land-based camp focused on strengthening connections with culture, people, and the land. Youth from Cree nations in northern Ontario took part in a medical camp hosted by Queen’s University where they learned skills such as suturing wounds and giving ultrasounds. Western University held the Mini-University Program, which teaches youth about the university and gave them opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including a sacred fire at the Wampum Learning Lodge, swimming at the Recreation Centre, and learning about fossils and minerals. In Thunder Bay, the Aki Kikinomakaywin: Learning on the Land STEAM program gave Indigenous youth the opportunity to visit Anemki Wajiw, participate in a Water Walk along the McIntyre River, spend a day at the School of Indigenous Learning, and more. The University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College co-hosted the Outland Youth Employment program, which taught students about future education options and shared information about what programs they might be interested in. The University of Calgary and De Beers Group hosted a group of Indigenous girls from the Northwest Territories for a STEM Camp, where they learned about robotics, mathematics, stars, and more.

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