Youth arrive in Calgary for Resiliency Summit – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019107 Views

December 4, 2019

Hundreds of youth from all over Alberta and B.C. traveled to Calgary for the annual Resiliency Summit organized by Ever Active School.

It’s a provincial initiative that supports healthy school environments in Indigenous Communities.

“Living on a reserve can be quite isolating so this just gives me a chance to go out there and meet new people and new experiences,” said 14-year-old Storm Thunder from Whitefish Lake First Nation.

Traditional sports like double ball and Dene pull games are part of the summit.

“Using the land, kids can play games, showing them how to make the sticks and using their brains and hands again instead of always using technology where the answers are always there for you”, said Jaron Weaselbear, who teaches traditional games to youth in southern Alberta.

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