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 widoktadwen.org/programs/.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the program or other Widoktadwen events can email amanda@widoktadwen.org.

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