What is needed by First Nations, Inuit and Metis youth to engage in wellness activities? with Night Wind Treatment Centre

Night Wind Treatment Centres (NWTC) This presentation will engage in a creative interpretation of a panel discussion by inviting our young clients to engage with audience members in a discussion of what is needed by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth to engage in wellness activities. NWTC clients will sit in the four directions and the audience will sit between them, making a talking circle anchored by our youth clients. Our clients, with the help of NWTC staff, will lead a smudge around the circle, and then begin a discussion with the audience about engaging FNIM youth in wellness activities. Points of discussion may include the ways that they have engaged in their own wellness activities outside our program, and how youth may engage in wellness activities in their own communities, families, and on their own. The intention of this discussion is to not only demonstrate the remarkable wisdom and insight of our FNIM youth, but to engage in a critical discussion between youth and adults about what has worked and what may work to help engage youth in wellness activities. Ted Quinney

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