Summer program for young indigenous leaders in Saskatchewan approaches

Max Fineday

Max FineDay, NU Sask 1 Alum & Summer Program Co-Coordinator

A new Advisory Committee made up primarily of Indigenous leaders has been created in Saskatchewan to help plan the first ever intensive Next Up program – a model that covers some of the core content of Next Up in a five day period. In addition to core sessions like organizing & campaigning, purpose and storytelling, the participants will learn about anti-racism skills, environmental justice, housing & homelessness, and more sessions chosen by the New Advisory. Participant selection took place in May. As usual, we had to make difficult decisions but we are very happy with the diverse group of participants that will be joining us from all over Saskatchewan including La Loche, La Ronge, Beauval, Cumberland House, Little Pine First Nation, Regina & Prince Albert. We are grateful for the funding we have received for this program from the Saskatoon Health Region and the Multicultural Organization of Saskatchewan.  The coordinators and facilitation team for this program include Max FineDay (NU Sask 1 Alum) and Kari-Dawn Wuttunee (NU Sask 2 Alum).