Aboriginal Youth in Care Gathering 2013

aboriginal youth gathering header cvent REVISEDThe Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies is hosting their first annual Aboriginal Youth in Care Gathering on August 10th-12th.

The purpose of this Gathering is to reach out to Aboriginal youth in care, ages 14 to 20, from across the province and foster positive cultural identities. Youth will have the opportunity to engage, network and connect with one another as well as participate in cultural programming.

The Gathering will be held in conjunction with the 7th Annual YouthCAN Conference (August 12th– 14th, 2013) and youth are encouraged to attend both the Aboriginal workshops alongside those that are provided by YouthCAN.

There may be travel subsidies available for youth that wish to attend both conferences.

Agenda:

Saturday August 10, 2013

12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM  –  3:00 PM Opening/Welcome Smudge
3:00 PM  –  5:00 PM Registration
5:00 PM  –  8:30 PM Dinner and Entertainment

Sunday August 11, 2013

1:00 AM – 1:00 AM  Curfew
8:00 AM  – 9:00 AM  Breakfast
10:30 AM -12:00 PM  Sweat Lodge Ceremony Teaching
12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM  Lunch
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Craft Workshops
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Sharing Circle
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Sweat Lodge Ceremony
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Traditional Dance/Drum Demonstrations
4:30 PM  –  6:00 PM  Traditional Feast

Monday August 12, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Talking Circle: Future Directions
12:30 PM -1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Closing Prayer/Song
1:45 PM -5:00 PM Free until YouthCAN Conference
3:00 PM – 4:45 PM Registration for 2013 YouthCAN Conference
5:00 PM -5:30 PM Traditional Opening Prayer and Smudge