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Indigenous Leadership camp for newcomer youth


Join us for a transformative three-day workshop – the RODS – ICARE: Youth Initiative, presented by the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan’s Intercultural Connections and Anti-Racist Engagement (ICARE) program. Facilitators, artists, and storytellers from the Indigenous community will lead this immersive experience, fostering dialogue and understanding among newcomer youth (ages 13-24).

Meet Our Facilitators:

Kelsey Aitcheson (she/they): An urban member of Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation, Kelsey advocates for equality and is a facilitator for the ICARE program. With a background in Psychology and Indigenous Studies, Kelsey shares her Two-Eyed Seeing perspective rooted in education, experience, and emotion.

Risa Naytowhow: A Nehiyiwak Iskewak from Sturgeon Lake, Saskatchewan, Risa taught for three years at her beloved community, Piapot. Currently pursuing a master’s with a focus on anti-racist education, Risa is thrilled to be the coordinator for the new ICARE program.

Event Details:

Date: February 20th – 22nd
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: RODS office, 2314 – 11th Avenue, S4P 0K1

Who Can Attend:

Immigrants and Refugees, Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET)
Age 13-24


🌐 Day 1: Introduction and Cultural Exchange

  • Large group introductions
  • Mingling/Lifeboats exercise
  • Create a Culture activity
  • Closing Circle

🎭 Day 2: Reflection and Theater Techniques

  • Reflection on learning
  • Mirror/Mold/Marionette theater technique
  • Group presentations and discussion Closing Circle

🌍 Day 3: Advocacy and Action Planning

  • Large group Discussion – Why do I care?
  • Small group action planning
  • Group presentations with feedback
  • Closing Circle

Each class is designed to be engaging, interactive, and informative, building on the previous day’s learnings. Let’s embark on this journey together!

Note: A meal break is included during lunch or supper hours, with food, beverages, and supplies provided by ICARE.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Youth Indigenous Leadership Program event!


Feb 20 2024


9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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