Protagonismo juvenil

Striding Spirits

In 2009, Nenan Dane Zaa Deh Zona Child and Family Services began a Sun Run Leadership Trip. The trip involved workshops and speeches from First Nations leaders and MCFD as well as participation in the Vancouver Sun Run (10km).

I went on the trip with other youth from the region, including my younger brother. I was a frequent runner prior to this, and could never coerce my brother to take part until after this trip. Once we started to run I watched his confidence level grow and a new commitment to making healthier lifestyle choices.

The SAGE Program

Sage is a traditional medicine used to heal the spirit. That is why the SAGE Program at Canmore Collegiate High School (CCHS) is so aptly named. The Stoney Group Adventure Experience is a partnership between CCHS and Outward Bound Canada. Our goal is to improve the high school completion rates of FNMI students who attend our school. High School completion rates for First Nation, Metis and Inuit learners are very low in Alberta and very low at Canmore Collegiate High School. SAGE is a year long intervention program for FNMI high school students.

Exchanges Unite Us - Intercultural Exchanges in NWT

The CRE was founded on the premise that together we can build a generation of leaders that will redefine and strengthen existing relationships between Canada's peoples. This is a national process that walks the talk, and truly believes in and has activated the idea that ‘exchanges unite us’ across Canada. It is a youth-led initiative that targets Canadians between the ages of 18-30, giving them access to experiential knowledge and intercultural participation that will build new understandings between college and university students and Aboriginal youth and their communities.

Actua in the North

A leader in educational outreach, Actua has a twenty-year track record of providing hands-on, confidence-building programming in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to ALL youth, regardless of their location, socio-economic situation, gender or ability. We are committed to engaging young Canadians (ages six to sixteen) who are typically underrepresented and underserved in STEM, and we have invested heavily in the development and delivery of customized programming for specific youth audiences that virtually no other organization reaches.

Yesterday, Today & Forever

Yesterday, Today, & Forever, will be a short book series that contains a compilation of success stories from a variety of Aboriginal people through out Canada. We are currently working on getting our first book released, which includes success stories from the late Gordon Tootoosis, Lorne Cardinal, Michelle Thrush, Andrea Menard, Kendal Netmaker, and more. The theme of each story flows with the title of the book series: Yesterday, meaning what was their past like.

supporting our youth through rites of passage

Rites of passage is actually a retelling or rekindling of our Moontime teachings and visions questing. this project would help our communities come together to support the youth to become an integral part of the community. it would foster healthy attitudes towards self, community, culture, acadaemia, and society. these rites would also act as a way of connecting with ancestral roots, nature, and learning tradtional knowledge. our youth would be proud of their culture, themselves and their community.

Running Free Project

The Running Free Project was born when two couples met, when one of them was looking for a run-away horse. That horse, named Free, made her way through the bush and swamp to Running Horse Ranch. Neighbors excitedly announced that Free had been seen there. Thus, the owners of the horse met the owners of Running Horse Ranch, and began to learn about that facility.

Eeyou Eenou High School Leadership Conference

Over the past two years, Youth Fusion has been working in Eeyou Istchee (James Bay Cree Communities) to engage youth in schools by developing activities with real-world applications that make school more relevant, welcoming and fun. Youth Fusion's innovative approach is to send university students or recent graduates to work as project coordinators, 25 hours per week, in northern schools for the entire 38 week long school year.

Follow Your Songline

A songline is an Aboriginal idea. In the dreamtime, Ancestors walked through the land, singing it into being, and leaving behind them a dreaming track or songline.

Using this song they moved across the land in safety and without losing their way, the language along the line may change, but the melody remains the same, acting as a map and a guide for decedents.

We can use the songlines left by our Ancestors to guide us on our way to our dreams.

Rites of Passage

This group will focus on how Aboriginal Rites of Passage for our youth of today as a way of supporting, and defining them as members of a healthy community through ceremony, Aboriginal traditional knowledge, and celebration.


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Cleq’melt: Groups for Aboriginal children and youth in Schools and Community

This journey started with a circle, a small group of champions who were brought together at the right time and place, united by a desire to return tradition and culture to the classrooms for our Aboriginal students. The groups, and my work with girls is rooted in my over 15 years of front-line work with Aboriginal girls as an ally; auntie, sister and group facilitator, and finally my own journey of identity.

Path of the Buffalo

A persistent legacy of the colonization of Aboriginal peoples is that "Canada and its provincial curricula have continued to marginalize or be indifferent to First Nations peoples" as well as the educational aspirations of Inuit and Métis societies, respectively (Canadian Council on Learning, 2005). Layered with this lack of culturally appropriate curriculum are the challenges of our Aboriginal youth who are growing up in care.

'Kayas Project

'Kayas (meaning road in Kwakwala) is a web-series and a one-hour documentary following the journey of two sisters searching for what it means to be native youth in the 21st century. Primarily an endeavour in uncovering the identity of contemporary native youth, the project will follow these two young, aboriginal women as they set out to define what identifies them as aboriginal as they make their way to their family Potlatch in Gwayi, British Columbia. The journey will be a physical as well as metaphorical one.

JBS School

Throughout the 2011/2012 School year, students at JBS School in Fox Lake, Alberta have had the opportunity to take part in constructing both canoes and drums in their Cree and Aboriginal Studies classes. In our grades 10 and 11 Aboriginal Studies classes, being taught by both Laura Okemaw and Joe Tamlin, are spending half of their time in class learning about all Aboriginal cultures across Canada. The other half of there classes, they are learning not only how to build a cedar strip canoe but how important the canoe is to their culture.

Empowering the youth

After working with youth for 2 placement, I became sensitized to the fact that they have lacked support and empowerment to move ahead. A majority of the youth were of Native ancestry. During my studies I was introduced to the fact that authoritative bodies lack important knowledge when imposing laws and restrictions upon people. Youth are greatly affected in that they feel dis-empowered to suggest change to improve the communities thus their life.

Honour My Voice

Yuklaanas will work with Aboriginal youth at several schools in East Vancouver (some schools are in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver). The youth in this area are struggling in many ways and we wish to address those needs through art, social media, media arts and publishing. Through consultation with Aboriginal youth, various organizations, schools and other service providers, we will identify the needs and issues the youth want addressed.

Camping for Confidence

My idea is to do something called Camping for Confidence. Basically I find that when youth go camping they are all able to find things that they are better at, and often can see their major skills for example some youth may be extremely good at carrying a canoe, some may be really good at reading maps, some may be good at telling people about different species of plants. Though these may seem like small things sometimes when youth lack the confidence to believe that they're good at things, the small things make the biggest difference.

new horizon technology for all

Several years ago, the school I teach at was celebrating its 50th anniversary. We chose to work with Free the Children because we thought the program was solid and geared to students participating. Next, we joined their GO Local group and raised money last year for our local food bank. This year our GO Local team attended the Me to We Day and have been looking for a new initiative to work on.

Connecting Community Cousins with Aboriginal University Bridging Program

Vancouver Island University has approximately 1,200 aboriginal students attending. We have an Aboriginal University Bridging Program that prepares Aboriginal students transitioning into University. Focus groups were conducted with current and past students where it was revealed that students need more support in creating a sense of belonging. A new program that began in the fall of 2011 was the creation of an Aboriginal Mentorship Program (Community Cousins) to help first year students transition smoothly into post-secondary.

Aboriginal Science Student's Society

Most Aboriginal students coming to UBC are coming from smaller towns and communities and do not have many if any friends or a social network at UBC to help them adjust to life at the University. They have no one to study with, no one to sit with in the often huge classes, and no one to talk about their problems with or do social outings with. As a mature student at UBC I found the campus very lonely and isolating at times.

A Tap on the Shoulder

What is the number one reason why students do not go on to attend University? Simply, because students indicate that they have not been asked in a meaningful way. Dr. Axworthy and the University of Winnipeg have worked tirelessly to develop a concept for Community Learning that has touched many thousands of children and youth in a very meaningful way.

Aboriginal Youth Conference

The Aboriginal Student Association at our school would like to host an Aboriginal Youth Conference with six high schools in our school division (Mountain View School Division). Our main theme is to make connections with other youth, be inspired by guest speakers, and network with potential employers.

We Are One Workshops

Our school has a high population of Aboriginal Students approximately 1/4 of the students. We have been running an Aboriginal Circle weekly for the past 10 years. These circles share traditions and teaching of Aboriginal People with any interested students in the school. The Aboriginal community supports these circle by volunteering and bringing programs and supports to the school. This year we will be hosting a variety of workshops for all students during our School Board designated "Aboriginal Peoples Week" in June.

Arts After School Kids (AASK)

I was born on the Six Nations Reserve in 1958 and lived through abuse in all aspects of my being.I have always had a very determined mind and spirit,which helped me survived my traumas.Through my life difficulties I have gained a lot of life experience and knowledge to share with the youth in the community.

Chibougamau Aboriginal Youth Gala

We are of the opinion that all young people can be positive role models and we encourage them to realize their full potential. This is why, three years ago, we decided to create the youth gala. Unlike other award ceremonies, this one is not based on being the best at sports or school. The nominees are chosen by the communitee for living according to the seven grand-father teachings: wisdom, humility, courage, honesty, truth, love, respect.

Dialogue & accompagnement d'adolescents autochtones par l'art.

Il était une fois, une adolescente métisse un peu déroutée qui n'avait pas envie de se perdre. Elle chercha à tout prix une lumière pour éclairer la route un peu sombre qui se trouvait devant elle. Un jour, alors que tout devenait de plus en plus terne et sombre, elle trouva une couleur sur son chemin. Cette couleur était belle et vive, mais la jeune fille ne savait quoi en faire. Elle tenta de l'utiliser pour faire renaître tout ce qui semblait triste autour d'elle. Mais rien ne se passa. Malgré ses efforts pour colorer le décor, rien ne changea.


Les objectifs et la mission des cofondateurs de est d'aider les jeunes à découvrir qui ils sont et les encourager à croire en leur unicité pour être en mesure d'entreprendre des contributions sociétales positives pendant qu'ils grandissent :Les compétences du 21siècle, l'éducation financière, la construction identitaire et le travail collaboratif font partie des caractéristiques de cet outil interactif bilingue à la fine pointe de la technologie.

Kiptu - Supporting Aboriginal Youth through Elementary to Post Secondary

UPEI students, staff, and faculty will go to local Aboriginal communities on a rotating basis. Kitpu will build relationships and connections between these communities and the UPEI community through tutoring, social events and community projects. UPEI volunteers and staff will go into the communities and academically tutor students in both elementary school and high school. Giving Aboriginal students academic strategies to succeed in school will build confidence and competence and make school a more positive experience.

Books and Barks

It all began when Kelvin, a 10 week old Chocolate Labrador Retriever belonging to our VP, came to school one day. Kelvin made an impact on even the toughest students, and this gave our Principal time to “paws” and think…What if dogs were in the school on a regular basis? Is there a way to do this? From there, with a dog-loving staff, supportive superintendents, a large empty room, and lots of green space, an idea became a reality. “UNDER ONE WOOF” was created.

Ignite Emotional/Social Literacy in Youth

I created this project (Girl Power and 2BBoys) as a prevention program to raise emotional and social literacy in pre-adolescents. Both programs are evidence-based and I'm constantly updating the content as research changes. I train educators, counsellors, youth workers, social worker, community nurses, etc to deliver the program in their communities. My goal is also to create change in the trainees that attend the courses, as they are change agents themselves. Often the trainees are learning and changing as they deliver the programs.

Agriculture Consultancy Services

Indian villages, with 75% of total population of total Indian population, should be the strength of India. India is even fortunate to have half of its total population under the age of 30 year. Out of these 600 million young people, 60% lives in villages. Such a large energetic and enthusiastic man-power can play a vital role in growth of any country. But illiteracy, food-shortage, poverty, unemployment, etc have made-huge population-a problem in India.

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Indonesian Youth Conference

Indonesian Youth Conference is a nation-wide youth-led forum and festival for sharing, capacity building, and networking among youth - to amplify their concern and collaborate toward solution.


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