The Culture and Wellness Team is a branch of our Community Relations and Solidarity Department (CRS)

and is dedicated to creating spaces for Indigenous youth to access programming that nurtures cultural connection, embodying the concept of (w)holistic wellness. Wellness is rooted in a sense of belonging and interconnectedness to all of our relations. Through grounding ourselves in our roots, our learning, and in community and culture, we show that we are a part of the greater whole.

Our programming focuses on Traditional Knowledge sharing, storytelling, land-based knowledges, earth-working and arts-based workshops and events. The programs are the heartbeat and provide vital elements for building confidence, a sense of healthy identity and strengthening community relationships that root individuals in their path of becoming vibrant leaders. 

For More Information

Community Relations & Solidarity, Manager of Culture and Wellness

Past Programming Initiatives

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    The Words in Motion program provides spaces for youth between 18-29 to reconnect to their traditional languages in an online virtual format. Young language speakers can facilitate an introduction in their Indigenous language to youth peers, creating leadership skills, community building and interaction, and developing their capacity for peer mentorship.

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    In a Two Spirit-led environment structured around acceptance and lateral kindness, participants have the opportunity to complete guided, yet customizable short crafting projects in a live workshop setting.

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    The Seeds in Motion program provides spaces for youth between 18-29 to learn about culture, grow a community, and explore traditional crafting. It focuses on teachings about plants, medicines, seed saving, and harvesting, hunting practices, lunar cycles, and storytelling. It aims to nurture a space for youth across nations to learn, grow, and connect with one another — in motion.

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    This space was designed for youth to explore Two Spirit cultures and histories from futurist, peer-led perspectives, where they could learn beginner skills in a patient environment and make their very own regalia.

Culture & Wellness Events

All About Black Joy-Panel Discussion

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Winter Legends: Haudenosaunee Star Teachings

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Moon & Me: How The Moon Cycles Effect Our Lives

December 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm EST