Firekeepers Youth Program offering cultural enrichment for Native youth and peers

The Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge is kicking off a new program for Native youth and their peers.

The Firekeepers Youth Program offers cultural enrichment opportunities that promote the health and development of Native American youth ages 12-18 and their peers within an indigenous context.

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Beginning on Monday, January 17th, the program will meet on the third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at The Nature Place in Angelica Park.

The program teaches Native youth what it means to “keep the fire” of our cultures and our people and how to live mno bmadzewen, a good life, in the traditional Native American worldview. Aligned instruction to the Seven Grandfather Teachings of Anishinaabe tradition: love, honesty, respect, bravery, humility, wisdom, and truth.

This community-based program will include a combination of monthly meetings, special programs, social gatherings, cultural activities, community service, and educational field trips for Native American youth and their peers.

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There is no cost to participate in the program. Access the program flyer and register for the Firekeepers Youth Program at

Anyone interested in volunteering for the program or other Widoktadwen events can email

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