Koganaawsawin connecting youth to Anishinabek culture through new land-based programming initiative – Anishinabek News

Koganaawsawin connecting youth to Anishinabek culture through new land-based programming initiative – Anishinabek News

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November 12, 2021

NIPISSING FIRST NATION— The Youth Well-Being Team of Koganaawsawin has recently announced a funding opportunity for Anishinabek First Nations to enhance and/or develop their land-based youth programming. The new initiative focuses on increasing youth well-being through healing, cultural learning opportunities, and the development of connection or reconnection to the land.

The funding, received through Indigenous Services Canada, will enable Koganaawsawin to purchase up to $2,000 worth of land-based supplies and equipment for each of the 39 Anishinabek First Nations.

“Communities across the Anishinabek Nation have been requesting assistance with youth land-based programming. Earlier this year, we were delighted to hear that our funding proposal had been accepted,” says Kelsey Anger, Youth Well-Being Coordinator for the Lake Huron Region. “Land-based programming fosters resiliency in youth. Our role, as Youth Well-Being Coordinators, is to bridge the gap between the needs of the youth in our communities and the services or resources available to them.”

Read More: http://anishinabeknews.ca/2021/11/12/koganaawsawin-connecting-youth-to-anishinabek-culture-through-new-land-based-programming-initiative/

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