January 17, 2022 6:00pm to December 19, 2022 8:00pm
Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge is kicking off a program for Native American youth and other interested young people. The Firekeepers Youth Program offers cultural enrichment opportunities that promote the health and development of Native American youth ages 12-18 and their peers within an indigenous context.
The program starts Jan. 17 and meets monthly throughout 2022 on the third Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Nature Place in Angelica Park. The program teaches Native youth what it means to “keep the fire” of their cultures.
The instruction is aligned to the Seven Grandfather Teachings of Anishinaabe tradition: love, honesty, respect, bravery, humility, wisdom and truth. The community-based program will include a combination of monthly meetings, special programs, social gatherings, cultural activities, community service, and educational field trips.