DRAFT – IndigenEYEZ Summer Insitute

March 24, 2020—Cawston, BC: We have been holding youth empowerment camps out on the land for the past 6 summers. These transformative camps have created many memories and strong relationships as you can see from the highlights below.

We are saddened to announce that there will be no camp this summer as we look for more partners to work with us and build up our capacity, but the impacts and changes can far reaching if we share our techniques and empower family and community members.

We will be focusing our efforts now on delivering camps that include parents, elders and youth workers to help strengthen the relationships across the generations and so that when they go home after the camp the youth have people who can maintain the uplift.

We need more facilitators to help us from the communities who can come with the youth and bring the activities back to their communities to continue the growth they achieve at the camp.

Youth impacts can be not as long term, if they do not have mentors in the community the can connect with. Facilitator impacts can be stronger if there multi-generational advocates.

We’re a long terms strategic direction, we’re a movement working towards systemic change, focused not only on today, but 7 generations ahead.

• Share tools to rebuild the fabric of our communities
• Breathe life back into our Indigeneity
• Rekindle traditional values of love, kindness, respect, and honor




Then say again that IndigenEYEZ is talking to OK college about partnering on a summer institute youth camp training – put in details.

Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th
South Okanagan • Frontline workers only

Tuesday, July 7th to Thursday, July 9th
Ashnola Valley • Land-based practicum that can include youth from your communities

Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th
South Okanagan • Frontline workers only



To save your seat, pre-register here:

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Tuition costs, scholarships, and locations within the South Okanagan will be confirmed in the coming weeks. We will be sending out this information on cost and location then, along with confirming your registration.  

contact Anni Phillips at inspire@IndigenEYEZ.com or 250-328-9634

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, there still are summer camp opportunities available




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Date: July 27 - Sept 10, 2020
Location: Zoom and On-the-land

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During the workshop a woman, an elder, expressed herself with teary eyes about empathizing with the children she worked with. It was real, raw and vulnerable. So powerful!! This work is amazingly healing.

AHS Edmonton Participant

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