Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP)
YOUTH/ELDER EAGLE PROGRAM
Please note that all in-person programming through the Youth/Elder Eagle Program is postponed until further notice due to the current restrictions put in place by the Chief Public Health Officer. We very much appreciate your interest in our programs and look forward to welcoming you to participate again when it is safe to do so.
Please see info about our upcoming Recreation for Mental Health Workshop below and our newly launched colouring contest!
To learn more and to register for the Register for the Recreation for Mental Health Workshop, please click on the following link:
Colour this illustration created by Janet Pacey and add a hashtag in the ptarmigan’s speech bubble. Drop off your completed colouring sheet at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a prize! Deadline to submit colouring is June 1st by 4pm. Winners will be announced June 2nd! Happy colouring! :)
Campfire Chats are part of the Yellowknife’s Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) Project called Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe / We Are All Connected funded by Tamarack Institute’s Community Innovation Fund.
To learn more about this community project:
Call: (867) 873-2864
Follow: the_tree_of_peace on Instagram
About the Youth/Elder Eagle Program:
The Youth/Elder Eagle Program is dedicated to the late Norbert Thomas (Tom) Eagle. Tom was responsible and instrumental in the development of Friendship Centres at the National, Provincial and Territorial levels.
Tom’s passion was for the mentorship of youth. “Mentor our youth of today and empower them to become leaders of tomorrow.”
Objectives of the Youth/Elder Eagle Program:
To increase Youth/Elder engagement
To foster Youth/Elder empowerment
To support Youth in understanding cultural identity
To develop and maintain effective partnerships
Programming, Activities & Events:
A Youth & Elder Advisory Committee
Seasonal Sewing & Beading Sessions
On the Land Day Camps
Jigging Dance Classes and Workshops
Wellness & Leadership Events
Art & Culture-based Classes, Workshops and Gatherings
RECREATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP
THE YOUTH & ELDER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WHAT IS THE YOUTH & ELDER ADVISORY COMMITTEE?
The Youth and Elder Culture Committee is a group of volunteers who meet on a monthly basis to integrate their voices, perspectives, skills and interests into programming offered through the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre for Youth and Elders in the community of Yellowknife.
The Youth & Elder Advisory Committee provides opportunities to…
improve the lives of Indigenous Youth and Elders in Yellowknife
contribute to the success of activities, events and programs in the community
share your talents, skills, interests & passions
SLIPPER MAKING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
SPRING/SUMMER SLIPPER MAKING SESSIONS (MAY, JUNE & JULY)
WHO: artists and emerging artists
WHERE: The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre / Online
WHEN: Wednesday's from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
10 class series starting Wednesday May 5th, 2021
WHY: Following Dene Values, this is an opportunity for artists from Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo to pass on sewing/beading knowledge and skills to emerging artists in our community.
HOW: These workshops will be facilitated by Sarah Cleary. Sarah is an NWT artist originally from Deline, and she currently resides in Yellowknife. This workshop series will take participants from start to finish in creating a pair of traditional moccasins. Beading techniques will also be taught and designed during this special project. All sewing will be done by hand. All supplies included. Participants will meet over 10 weekly sessions to work towards the completion of a pair of moccasins.
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO APPLIED.
The in-person program is currently at maximum capacity, but interested participants can still submit an online application below for a space to participate in the program virtually and/or to be placed on a waitlist, in which you to be contacted if a space in the program opens up.
VISIT: the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre
CALL: (867) 873-2864
Please note that space is limited and COVID-19 safety procedures are in place
This program has been made possible thanks to funding received from NWT Arts Council and the GNWT
Project: Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe (We Are All Connected)
What is Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe?
Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe is centered around empowering and engaging youth in Yellowknife to take the lead in collective action planning, decision-making and community innovation. Mary Rose Sunberg from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, translates “Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe” from Wıılııdeh to English to mean “we all grow together” or that “we are all connected.” This project will utilize holistic planning methods that blend both Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge to develop of a new model that takes a strength-based approach to raise awareness of multiple intelligences and that we all have gifts to share. Ultimately, Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe seeks to improve education, training and employment outcomes for local youth as they transition to adulthood by addressing systemic inequities at the community level that create barriers for youth.
Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe / We Are All Connected is a community innovation project focusing on engaging, supporting and empowering youth through:
A Youth Culture Committee
Campfire Chats featuring Art, Culture and Wellness-Based Activities
A Multiple Intelligences Human Library and Art Event
The Youth Culture Committee
The Youth Culture Committee (YCC) is made up of 8 Youth Members and 1 Youth Engagement Coordinator between the ages of 14 to 30. This committee is the guiding force behind the Community Innovation Project called Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe, which translates from Wıılııdeh to English to mean “we all grow together” or that “we are all connected.” Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe is centered around empowering and engaging youth in Yellowknife to take the lead in collective action planning, decision-making and community innovation. This project will take a strength-based approach to raise awareness of multiple intelligences and that we all have gifts to share.
Ultimately, Hazhǫ Ełexè Łets’eèzhe seeks to improve education, training and employment outcomes for local youth as they transition to adulthood by addressing systemic inequities at the community level that create barriers for youth. As part of the Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) Collective Impact Initiative in Yellowknife, learnings from this project will be shared with other CBYF projects in Canada through Tamarack Institute.
YOUTH CULTURE COMMITTEE (YCC) OVERVIEW:
Youth will work with fellow committee members, the Indigenous Youth Worker from the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre, community partners and project volunteers.
Meetings take place between May 2021 and wrap up in October 2021
YCC meetings take place at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre or virtually if required
YCC Members contribute to a meaningful community project, develop skills and knowledge working in collaboration with other youth and community partners, earn an honorarium for your contribution to the project.
The application deadline has now passed.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held the week of May 3rd to 7th over the phone or on zoom.
This project has been made possible thanks to the support of: